Agnes Jebet Tirop, the world record holder, died with multiple stab wounds on her stomach, and her husband is a suspect in her murder. Continue the article to learn more about her murder.
The death of the World Atheltic Champion has devastated everyone at the time, and Kenya has suffered a significant loss.
Her death news came just two months after she finished fourth in the Olympics. Barnaba Korir, the head of Athletics Kenya in the Nairobi Region, confirmed her death.
Tirop achieved history in September in the Road To Records event in Germany.
Further, Tirop competed for her country in this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, where she was a medal contender.
Athletics Kenya are this afternoon distraught to learn about the untimely death of World 10,000m bronze medalist Agnes Tirop.
— BARNABA KORIR OFFICIAL (@KorirOfficial) October 13, 2021
Who Is Agnes Jebet Tirop Husband?
Agnes Jebet Tirop was married to her husband, who is currently missing after her sudden death.
On Wednesday, crime scene investigators arrived at Tirop’s home after her father reported her missing to police Tuesday night.
The chief police, Tom Makori, stated that when the police arrived at her house, they discovered Tirop in the bed and blood all over the ground.
Meanwhile, her husband is still on the loose, and preliminary investigations indicate that he is the suspect since he is missing.
How Old Was Agnes Jebet Tirop? Her Age Explored
Long Distance Athlete Agnes Jebet Tirop was 25 years old when she passed away.
Further, Agnes was born on 23 October 1995 in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya.
Similarly, the athlete began her national career when she was 17 years old.
Tirop first gained national attention in 2012 when she finished second to global junior champion in the Kenyan Cross Country Championship.
Furthermore, she was Kenya’s most notable competitor in the 5000m at the 2012 World Junior Athletics Championships, where Agnes took a bronze medal.
Kenyan long-distance runner Agnes Tirop, who represented her country at the recent Tokyo Olympics, has died aged 25, Athletics Kenya announced.
According to the athletics body, Tirop was found dead at her home, after she was "allegedly stabbed." https://t.co/YFszBDXyKF
— CNN International (@cnni) October 13, 2021
Agnes Jebet Tirop Murder Death: Who Killed Her?
On 13 October 2021, the police discovered Agnes Jebet Tirop dead with several stabbing on her stomach.
It is a clear murder case with a lot of stabs on her abdomen. Many of her fans and followers are now shocked after the untimely death of the athlete.
According to a statement released by the governing organization, Tirop’s death shocked everyone as Kenya lost one of its fast-rising sports giants on the world stage.
Furthermore, the actual killer has yet been identified, and the police have suspected her husband of being the murder suspect.