Mombasa,KENYA: Likoni residents in Bomani area, on Saturday woke up to the shock of finding a decomposing body of a 27-year-old woman locked in a room.
According to witnesses, the body had deep cuts in the head and a knife was still stuck in her mouth; a hammer and a metal with blood stains was also found next to her.
The room where her body was found, is said to be occupied by a man whom is suspected to be the killer.
The deceased and the man who has since gone into hiding, are reported to have been staying together as “friends”.
According to Kashim Hamadi who is the landlord,there was a commotion on Thursday night in the room but when they tried to intervene,the occupants inside were calm and they had locked the room.
He said they didn’t bother much and everyone went to sleep.
“At around 3am on Friday we heard someone going out from the room and locking it from outside,” he said.
He added that the neighbours were alerted to the foul smell emanating from the room and after checking they found the decomposed body of the unidentified woman.
According to the landlord, he peeped from the window and saw the body of the deceased lying on the floor and then alerted police.
A team of police officers from Likoni police station rushed to the place and broke open the room and found the decomposed body.
The man who has since gone into hiding, has been a tenant since December last year, according to the landlord.
Likoni OCPD Willy Simba could not be reach at the time of going to press.