A Kenyan national living in Arizona State in the US was found dead in her car early Sunday morning.
Stella W. Kiarie, 29, was until her untimely demise working at the Arizona Department of Health Services. The circumstances that led to her death are not clear yet as the car was found parked in a freeway on the left side of the loop 101 near Bell Road.
Officers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) who responded to a distress call found the woman seated on the passenger seat with a rope around her neck.
In the car, the officers also found a kids safety seat leading the officers to the home of the deceased where they found a one year old boy whom however the officers could not immediately determine if was the son to Kiarie.
The car in which the body was discovered had damages sustained from a minor crush against a wall a factor the officers said could have not led to death of the health worker because the injuries on her body were inconsistent.
Stella’s workmates at the Arizona Department of Health Services condoled with the family of the bereaved.
“(She) was a kind, compassionate and important member of this team. Our deepest condolences are with her family and friends at this difficult time,” read a statement from the department.
John Kamau a Kenyan living in Phoenix, Arizona speaking to the Daily Nation called upon the relevant bodies to move in with speed and establish the people behind the heinous act.
“The Kenyan community in Arizona is in shock. We are urging the authorities to speed up investigations because we need answers and we need to know exactly what or who murdered Stella,” said Kamau.