Missing woman Maggie Mbitu found dead in car at Logan Airport in Boston – US 247 News

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BOSTON – The body of missing Whitman woman Margaret “Maggie” Mbitu was found in a car at a Logan Airport garage, Massachusetts State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said Thursday. Now investigators are looking for her partner, 40-year-old Kevin Kangethe, of Lowell, who boarded a flight to Kenya from Boston.

I-Team sources say Mbitu was stabbed and she was found in the passenger seat of the car.

Police have an arrest warrant for Kangethe, charging him with the 31-year-old’s murder, authorities said. They are working with Kenyan authorities to find him.

Mbitu was reported missing by her family on Monday. She was last seen leaving her job in Halifax Monday night. Her coworkers posted a flyer on Facebook, praying for her safe return.

It’s heartbreaking news for family friend Jane Wambu who said Maggie was like a daughter.

“It’s just very, very, unfortunate that someone would choose to do what they have done,” Wambu said. “It’s definitely such a great loss to her parents, to her relatives, and to the community at large and I would say to the nation.”

The FBI has an international operations office in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi. Former FBI special agent Jennifer Coffindaffer says it’s likely agents are already communicating with local authorities to track down Kangethe and extradite him back to face his charges.

“The United States has an extradition treaty with Kenya, so things look very good in terms of Kenyan authorities cooperating,” Coffindaffer said.


WBZ-TV’s I-Team first reported that police issued a “be on the lookout” alert for the car at about 6:30 pm on Wednesday and found it overnight parked inside the Central Parking garage at the airport.

Sources tell the I-Team that investigators are piecing together a timeline using video surveillance.

Mbitu worked at BAMSI based in Brockton. In a statement, the nonprofit said their community is “heartbroken by the tragic murder.”

“She was warm, caring, and loved by everyone she worked with, both staff and the people she cared for in our group homes,” BAMSI said. “As an agency, we are in mourning over the loss of such an amazing young woman.”

Her family is praying for justice. “We’re just praying that the Lord may give the family peace and above everything that is her fault, this person may be arrested,” Wambu said.