Missing Kenyan in US Found Dead in Car

  • A Kenyan man, Keegan Oyugi, who went missing more than two weeks ago was found dead in his car on Tuesday afternoon, June 29.

    The Minnetrista Police Department stated that the 26-year-old’s vehicle was found off Highway 101 in Savage. This is after a resident reported seeing a badly-damaged red car in a copse of trees.

    The deceased was found buckled in the driver’s car seat.

    Keegan Oyugi (right), playing basketball at a tournament

    Police reported that the body matched that of the missing basketballer. He was also wearing the clothes that he had the day he went missing.

    “As we await formal identification from the medical examiner’s office, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Oyugi family,†the police department said.

    The family has met with Minnetrista Police Department and BCA and they have confirmed that the car found was Keegan’s car and Keegan was identified as the only occupant in the car.

    “The Hennepin medical examiner’s office has taken over for official identification. We request at this time you continue to pray for the Oyugi family and ask for privacy for the family – this is a really difficult and sad time for them, so let’s keep that in mind and allow them some space and time,” the family said in a statement on Facebook.

    On the day he went missing, Oyugi’s friends stated that he had sent a text message to his brother saying he was heading home in the wee hours of Saturday morning but he never made it.

    The deceased moved to Minnesota in 2017  to enroll at Crown College where he was also playing on the basketball team. 

    The death came just a month after another Kenyan, Evans Gathaga Muhia, was found dead at a slimy stream next to where he lived in Lithia Springs, Georgia, USA.

    Keegan Oyugi (right), played basketball at Crown College, Minnesota