Tragic End for Boston Nurse: Boyfriend Flees After Alleged Murder

Boston, MA — In a chilling discovery, the body of a 31-year-old nurse was found in the passenger seat of a car parked at Logan International Airport, prompting a manhunt for the suspected assailant who fled the country.

Authorities unearthed the body of Margaret Mbitu, bearing severe wounds, in an airport parking facility late Wednesday. Following the grim find, law enforcement officials have launched an international search for 40-year-old Kevin Kangethe, issuing an arrest warrant in connection with the alleged murder.

Investigators piecing together the sequence of events prior to Mbitu’s murder have revealed that Kangethe purchased a ticket to Kenya the day following her disappearance, as reported by family members on Monday. Surveillance footage has placed Kangethe at the crime scene and traced his subsequent movements through the airport terminal until his departure.

The probe into Mbitu’s death led authorities to quickly assure the public and travelers that there is no ongoing threat. Details from the arrest warrant outline the victim’s injuries, describing significant slash wounds to her face and neck, alongside a puncture wound to her side.

Mbitu’s personal life, particularly her attempts to sever ties with Kangethe, was brought to light by her grieving mother in an emotional statement. The mother conveyed the profound impact of the tragedy on the family, highlighting their collective heartbreak.

Tributes poured in from the Brockton Area Multi-Services Inc. (BAMSI), where Mbitu served individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues. BAMSI honored her as a compassionate and beloved member of their staff. Additionally, accolades from the SAFE Coalition extolled her virtues as a hardworking and kind soul, urging the community to embody kindness in memory of Mbitu’s legacy.

As the investigation continues, Mbitu’s cousin Virginia Ndunga remembers her as a joyous and amiable person, expressing the family’s devastation and profound loss.