Kenyan world record holder Agnes Tirop has been found stabbed to death at her home in Iten, Elgeiyo Marakwet County.
Twenty five year old Tirop was found lying in a pool of blood on the floor of her house.
Tirop was a two-time World Athletics Championships bronze medallist, who finished fourth in the Olympic 5,000m final two months ago, was 25.
“When [police] got in the house, they found Tirop on the bed and there was a pool of blood on the floor,” said the police.
Police have opened investigations into her death with her husband being reported missing.
Tirop had been reported missing by her father on Tuesday night.
“They saw she had been stabbed in the neck, which led us to believe it was a knife wound, and we believe that is what caused her death.
“Her husband is still at large, and preliminary investigations tell us her husband is a suspect because he cannot be found. Police are trying to find her husband so he can explain what happened to Tirop.”
Makori added that police believe that CCTV in the house may be able to help with their investigation.