According to a Kenyan athletic commission, Agnes Tirop was an elite Kenyan long distance runner who placed 4th at the Tokyo Olympics. She was found fatally stabbed in her home.
She was just 25 years old.
According to reports police are actively searching for Agnes' husband, who hasn’t been seen since her murder.
According to the BBC, Agnes' father called police Tuesday night in concern that he might not be able to reach his daughter.
According to the UK outlet, Tirop was found in her bed, with a pool of blood surrounding her, by police when they arrived at her Iten, Kenya home.
Police believe the victim died from what appeared to be a neck stabbing. Also, she reportedly had a stabbing wound in her stomach.
Agnes' husband wasn't at the house when they arrived... and hasn’t been heard from since the arrival of authorities.
Tirop was a world-class long-distance runner. She set a new women's record in Germany for a 10-kilometer race last month. Agnes won bronze medals at both the 2017 and 2019 World Athletic Championships.
"Athletics Kenya are devastated to learn of the untimely passing of Agnes Tirop, World 10,000m bronze medallist," the country's athletics body stated in a statement.
Everybody, from Adidas to Kenya's president, was affected by the terrible loss.
"It's unsettling, utterly regrettable, and very sad that our country has lost a young, promising athlete who, at the young age of 25, had brought our nation so much glory," Uhuru Kenyatta said in a statement.
"The tragic news of Agnes Jebet Tirop has deeply affected the Adidas family. Agnes was an amazing person, a record-breaking runner and a loved member of our family. We will all miss her and her legacy will always live on in our collective memory," the sportswear titan tweeted.