Perth murder victim’s identity revealed

A police vehicle outside the Osborne Park unit today.
A police vehicle outside the Osborne Park unit today.

HOMICIDE Squad detectives have revealed the identity of a murdered woman as they hunt for two cars linked to the Osborne Park apartment where her body was found.

Jelagat Cheruiyot, known as Nancy to her friends, was found at her Main Street unit on Wednesday afternoon.

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

The two cars police want to find are a blue 2007 Hyundai Getz hatchback, registration 1CMR 900, and a blue 1995 Mitsubishi Coupe registration 1BJP 872.

Both vehicles are pictured below.

The Hyundai Getz.
The Mitsubishi.

Ms Cheruiyot’s family reported her missing to Morley Police after she did not make her flight to the US on May 22.

Officers were called to the house on Wednesday and believe the body had been there for several days. Detectives and forensic teams were today working at the rear of the gated complex and are expected to be there for several days.

Jelagat Cheruiyot

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.”

The scene at the Osborne Park unit today. Picture: David Baylis

It is understood Ms Cheruiyot had been living in Australia for a couple of years and had been 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 with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.