Ethiopia’s athletics body has sent its condolences to the family and friends of Kenyan-born athlete Damaris Muthee Mutua, 28, after she was found dead.
Police say her Ethiopian boyfriend, named as Eskinder Hailemaryam, is a key suspect and they are looking for him.
The Ethiopian Athletics Federation described Mutua as ‘‘a heroine athlete’’.
She was born in Kenya but has competed for Bahrain. Police say Mutua’s body was found in “a state of decomposition” in Iten.
She is the second female athlete to be killed in the town in a year.
Last year, Kenyans were shocked by the killing of Olympic runner Agnes Tirop. Her husband remains in custody and denies murder.
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