Police seize cars linked to murder inquiry

Police will scour two cars for forensic clues in a Perth murder inquiry.
Police will scour two cars for forensic clues in a Perth murder inquiry.

TWO cars linked to a house in Osborne Park where a woman’s body was found, have been seized by Perth homicide squad detectives.

A blue 2007 Hyundai Getz Hatchback and a blue 1995 Mitsubishi Coupe have been found by officers investigating the murder of Jelagat Cheruiyot, who is known as Nancy to her friends.

WA Police said the cars, which were located this morning, will be forensically examined “in due course”.

Perth murder victim’s identity revealed

The body of Jelagat Cheruiyot was found at her Osborne Park unit. Picture: Supplied

Officers discovered Ms Cheruiyot’s body when they visited the Main Street property in Osborne Park on Wednesday afternoon to conduct a welfare check.

Relatives and friends had expressed concern that they had not seen her in several days and could not contact her.

The 34-year-old had injuries but police would not reveal what they were or how she received them.

Detective Senior Sergeant Sean Wright told reporters her death was being investigated as a homicide.

“We are still making contact with family members,” he said.

“At this point in time we’ve made contact with two relatives that are here in Perth.”

It is understood Ms Cheruiyot was a Kenyan national who had been living in Australia for a couple of years and working at a local business in Perth’s south.

Police are waiting for a post mortem to reveal when she died. Forensic officers and detectives are likely to remain at the home for the rest of the week.

Anyone who can assist in this investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au