A family’s hope of reuniting with their daughter, who went missing two months, ago was dashed after police discovered her body without the head.
Nyahururu detectives found her decomposing body yesterday in an abandoned well in Igwamiti location, in Nyahururu Laikipia County.
Miriam Wanjiru, a teacher at St Louis Secondary school in the same town, went missing on December 19, 2021, leaving her one-year-old infant under the care of her house help.
Three days later, the nanny filed a report of a missing person at Losogwa police station after she failed to trace Wanjiru.
“The baby had changed from the little calm angel that the nanny knew, with every passing minute of her mother’s absence,” the police said.
These prompted detectives to start investigations following the disappearance of the teacher.
The police established that Wanjiru had separated from her husband, Peter Kanyi, following a series of arguments.
On the day of her disappearance, Wanjiru’s estranged husband had called her sounding sickly and frail, asking her to save him after taking poison.
Wanjiru didn’t know the ex-husband was luring her into a death trap.
She rushed to save him and has never been seen.
“In a bid to expedite the investigations and bring the suspect to book, detectives from the elite Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) joined in the investigations two days ago,” the police said.
“Using cyber forensic analysis of digital data that processed at the DCI National Forensic laboratory, the main suspect in the murder Anthony Mutahi, 29, was arrested yesterday.”
The suspect led detectives to 90-metres-deep water well, where he disposed of the body.
The detectives retrieved the body that had its head missing.
Upon further scrutiny of the well, the second body of an unidentified teenage girl badly decomposed was also found. Scenes of Crime experts have since extracted samples from the body for DNA profiling.
The sleuths have also established that following the couple’s separation, the deceased had sold a matatu that belonged to her and which her estranged husband used to operate rendering him jobless.
Further investigations also revealed that the main suspect had withdrawn Sh120,000 from the deceased’s Equity bank account in Nyahururu town, using her ATM card.
The deceased estranged husband Peter Kanyi and other suspects have been arrested and face murder charges.