Perth murder victims identity revealed – Community Newspaper Group

Perth murder victim\s identity revealed - Community Newspaper Group

Woman found dead in Perth unit had been reported missing

The death of a Kenyan woman whose body was found by police at a block of units in Perth's north is being investigated as a murder.

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“A forensic examination has identified that there are injuries to the deceased and as a result of those injuries we have declared that this is a homicide investigation,” Detective Senior Sergeant Sean Wright said.

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Detective Wright said officers had been conducting a welfare check on Kenyan-born Ms Cheruiyot after relatives contacted police.

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Police found the body of Jelagat Cheruiyot, 34, at a block of units on Main Street in Osborne Park on Wednesday afternoon.

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It is believed Ms Cheruiyot had been living in Australia for a few years and was working at a business in Perths south.

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Police said due to the nature of her injuries, they declared it a homicide and started an investigation.

A Kenyan woman was on Wednesday found dead in her apartment in Australia after being reported missing by relatives and friends.

Jelagat Cheruiyot, 34, who hails from Cheptiret in Uasin Gishu was to travel to her sisters graduation in United States last week but when she did not show up, they began looking for her.

According to The West Australian and Perth Now, Cheruiyot who was known affectionately as Nancy had not been seen or heard from for as long as seven days before police found her body in an Osborne Park property.

Family and friends became concerned after they were unable to contact her for days, and contacted Morley police station were a welfare check was done and her decomposing body found.

Police said due to the nature of her injuries, they declared it a homicide and started an investigation.

We are trying to put an exact time on the last time she was seen and its part of our investigation to speak to anyone who might have seen her, including people from work. It appears at this stage it could be as long as seven days, said the police.

Cheruiyot had worked at a local business and police are appealing to the public for more information and are particularly interested in two vehicles linked to the premises which are now missing.

A full forensic investigation is occurring now (and) was occurring all last night, today and will probably continue into tomorrow, a detective told 7NEWS.

Two of Cheruiyots relatives living in Perth have been contacted but detectives are still trying to get in touch with her wider family.

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