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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Tirop's family cleanses home where athlete's body was found

An autopsy on the body of athlete Agnes Tirop took place in Iten.

In Summary

• Tirop was found dead in her house near Iten town last week with a stab wound on the neck.

• Her estranged boyfriend is in police custody as homicide officers complete investigations into the death of the athlete.

Uncles of Agnes Tirop, who was found dead with stab wounds at home, sacrifice a sheep as they perform the traditional cleansing ritual at the crime scene of Tirop's home in Iten, Kenya, on October 18, 2021.
Uncles of Agnes Tirop, who was found dead with stab wounds at home, sacrifice a sheep as they perform the traditional cleansing ritual at the crime scene of Tirop's home in Iten, Kenya, on October 18, 2021.
Image: Casmir ODUOR / AFP

An autopsy on the body of athlete Agnes Tirop took place at the Iten County Referral hospital on Tuesday.

Tirop was found dead in her house near Iten town last week with a stab wound on the neck.

Her estranged boyfriend is in police custody as homicide officers complete investigations into the death of the athlete.

Ibrahim Rotich appeared before senior principal magistrate Charles Kutwa on Monday but he did not take a plea.

On Monday, Tirop's family undertook a cleansing ceremony at her home in Iten, where she was found dead.

Uncles of Kenyan distance runner Agnes Tirop who was found dead with stab wounds at home perform the traditional cleansing ritual at the crime scene with remained blood on a floor at Tirop's home in Iten, Kenya, on October 18, 2021. - Tirop, 25,†was a fast-rising athlete -- a double world 10,000m bronze medallist and 2015 world cross county champion who also finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year.
Uncles of Kenyan distance runner Agnes Tirop who was found dead with stab wounds at home perform the traditional cleansing ritual at the crime scene with remained blood on a floor at Tirop's home in Iten, Kenya, on October 18, 2021. - Tirop, 25,†was a fast-rising athlete -- a double world 10,000m bronze medallist and 2015 world cross county champion who also finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year.
Image: Casmir ODUOR / AFP
An uncle of Agnes Tirop, Kenyan distance runner who was found dead with stab wounds at home, washes out remaining blood on a floor after performing the traditional cleansing ritual at the crime scene of Tirop's home in Iten, Kenya, on October 18, 2021. - Tirop, 25,†was a fast-rising athlete -- a double world 10,000m bronze medallist and 2015 world cross county champion who also finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year. (Photo by Casmir ODUOR / AFP)
An uncle of Agnes Tirop, Kenyan distance runner who was found dead with stab wounds at home, washes out remaining blood on a floor after performing the traditional cleansing ritual at the crime scene of Tirop's home in Iten, Kenya, on October 18, 2021. - Tirop, 25,†was a fast-rising athlete -- a double world 10,000m bronze medallist and 2015 world cross county champion who also finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year. (Photo by Casmir ODUOR / AFP)
Image: Casmir ODUOR / AFP
Uncles of Agnes Tirop, Kenyan distance runner who was found dead with stab wounds at home, perform the traditional cleansing ritual at the crime scene of Tirop's home in Iten, Kenya, on October 18, 2021. - Tirop, 25,†was a fast-rising athlete -- a double world 10,000m bronze medallist and 2015 world cross county champion who also finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year.
Uncles of Agnes Tirop, Kenyan distance runner who was found dead with stab wounds at home, perform the traditional cleansing ritual at the crime scene of Tirop's home in Iten, Kenya, on October 18, 2021. - Tirop, 25,†was a fast-rising athlete -- a double world 10,000m bronze medallist and 2015 world cross county champion who also finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year.
Image: Casmir ODUOR / AFP
Family members of Agnes Tirop, Kenyan distance runner who was found dead with stab wounds at home, burn her portrait with her husband after performing the traditional cleansing ritual at the crime scene of Tirop's home in Iten, Kenya, on October 18, 2021. - Tirop, 25,†was a fast-rising athlete -- a double world 10,000m bronze medallist and 2015 world cross county champion who also finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year. (Photo by Casmir ODUOR / AFP)
Family members of Agnes Tirop, Kenyan distance runner who was found dead with stab wounds at home, burn her portrait with her husband after performing the traditional cleansing ritual at the crime scene of Tirop's home in Iten, Kenya, on October 18, 2021. - Tirop, 25,†was a fast-rising athlete -- a double world 10,000m bronze medallist and 2015 world cross county champion who also finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year. (Photo by Casmir ODUOR / AFP)
Image: Casmir ODUOR / AFP
Uncles of Agnes Tirop, Kenyan distance runner who was found dead with stab wounds at home, sacrifice a sheep as they perform the traditional cleansing ritual at the crime scene of Tirop's home in Iten, Kenya, on October 18, 2021. - Tirop, 25,†was a fast-rising athlete -- a double world 10,000m bronze medallist and 2015 world cross county champion who also finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year. (Photo by Casmir ODUOR / AFP)
Uncles of Agnes Tirop, Kenyan distance runner who was found dead with stab wounds at home, sacrifice a sheep as they perform the traditional cleansing ritual at the crime scene of Tirop's home in Iten, Kenya, on October 18, 2021. - Tirop, 25,†was a fast-rising athlete -- a double world 10,000m bronze medallist and 2015 world cross county champion who also finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year. (Photo by Casmir ODUOR / AFP)
Uncles of Agnes Tirop, Kenyan distance runner who was found dead with stab wounds at home, take grasses as they perform the traditional cleansing ritual at the crime scene of Tirop's home in Iten, Kenya, on October 18, 2021. - Tirop, 25,†was a fast-rising athlete -- a double world 10,000m bronze medallist and 2015 world cross county champion who also finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year. (Photo by Casmir ODUOR / AFP)
Uncles of Agnes Tirop, Kenyan distance runner who was found dead with stab wounds at home, take grasses as they perform the traditional cleansing ritual at the crime scene of Tirop's home in Iten, Kenya, on October 18, 2021. - Tirop, 25,†was a fast-rising athlete -- a double world 10,000m bronze medallist and 2015 world cross county champion who also finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year. (Photo by Casmir ODUOR / AFP)
Family members of Agnes Tirop, Kenyan distance runner who was found dead with stab wounds at home, look at her portrait with her husband before burning it at the crime scene of Tirop's home in Iten, Kenya, on October 18, 2021. - Tirop, 25,†was a fast-rising athlete -- a double world 10,000m bronze medallist and 2015 world cross county champion who also finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year. (Photo by Casmir ODUOR / AFP)
Family members of Agnes Tirop, Kenyan distance runner who was found dead with stab wounds at home, look at her portrait with her husband before burning it at the crime scene of Tirop's home in Iten, Kenya, on October 18, 2021. - Tirop, 25,†was a fast-rising athlete -- a double world 10,000m bronze medallist and 2015 world cross county champion who also finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year. (Photo by Casmir ODUOR / AFP)