Two cars linked to the murder of a 34-year-old Kenyan woman in Osbourne Park, Australia have been found.
Jelagat Cheruiyot was found dead in a top-floor unit in Osbourne Park last Wednesday, days after her family reported her missing. Her body had injuries.
WAtoday reports that the two vehicles; a blue Hyundai Getz Hatchback with the registration number 1CMR900, and a Mitsubishi Coupe with the registration number 1BJP872 were found on Friday dumped at a car wrecking business in Welshpool.
The cars are linked to the same address where the body of Jelagat was discovered by police officers during a welfare check.
Police said the two cars went missing from the Main Street unit they were registered to, and were, therefore, of major interest to the investigation.
CCTV footage obtained by Nine News Perth reportedly shows a male driver dropping the Hyundai Getz off at about midday on Thursday before dropping the Mitsubishi Coupe four hours later.
He then exits the vehicle, picks up a bag and walks away. WA police confiscated the vehicles for forensic examination.
Friends who spoke to Nine News Perth said the news about Jelagat’s death left them in shock.
“She was absolutely a lady full of … hard work, and someone who was focused on her studies. She wanted to be someone in the future, and be a doctor,” her friend Alfred Koech said.
“It’s shocking. You don’t have any words to explain it,” Nelson Rosch said.
Prior to his death, Ms. Cheruiyot was working as a personal carer for Regis Aged Care in Nedlands.
She had been working there since she moved to Perth from Kenya two years ago, and had been studying bio-medicine.
Her family filed a report with police after she missed a planned flight to the United States, where she was set to meet her sister.