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The body of missing Whitman woman Margaret Mbitu was found in a car in a Logan Airport garage on Thursday, according to Massachusetts State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. Investigators are searching for her partner, Kevin Kangethe, 40, of Lowell, who left Boston on a flight to Kenya. Sources said WBZ-TV’s I-Team Mbitu was stabbed and left in the passenger seat of the car. Police have a warrant for Kangethe’s arrest, charging him with the murder of the 31-year-old man, authorities said. They are working with Kenyan authorities to find him. Mbitu was reported missing by her family on Monday. She was last seen Monday night leaving work at BAMSI in Halifax. The company said Mbitu was a nurse who worked at her group home for more than 10 years, helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “She was warm, loving and loved by everyone she worked with, both the staff and the people she cared for in our group homes. As an agency, we are mourning the loss of such an incredible young (woman),” said the executive. Vice President Ulea Grace Lago said in a statement.
Margaret Mbitu was 31 years old.
Mbitu’s co-workers had 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 very, very unfortunate that someone would choose to do what she has done,” Wambu told WBZ. “It’s definitely a big loss for the parents, for their families and for the community at large and, I would say, for the nation.” The FBI has an international operations office in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Former FBI Special Agent Jennifer Coffindaffer says agents are likely already contacting local authorities to locate Kangethe and bring him back to face charges. “The United States has an extradition treaty with Kenya, so things are looking very good in terms of cooperation from Kenyan authorities,” Coffindaffer said. The I-Team first reported that police issued a “be on the lookout” alert to the car around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and found it parked overnight inside the airport’s central parking lot. Sources tell the I-Team that investigators are putting together a timeline using video surveillance. “We are just praying that the Lord gives peace to the family and, above all, that the culprit, this person, is arrested,” Wambu said.