A Kenyan man was on Tuesday afternoon, June 29, found dead in his car in Minnetrista, US.
K24 Digital has established that Keegan Oyugi, 26 went missing two weeks ago only to be found dead inside his car off a Highway.
Locals in Minnestrista told police that the car which was badly damaged was spotted in a bush-like area.
When officers arrived at the scene they found the basketballer buckled in the driver's seat. This is after it emerged that he was wearing the same clothes that he was in before he was reported missing.
"We are currently awaiting the formal identification from his whole family and medical examiners. For now, our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased family," a statement by Minnetrista police department read in part.
Already, the family told the police that indeed the car which was found belongs to the deceased and that he was the only occupant in it.
Immediately he went missing, his family opened a Facebook page where they asked members of the public to assist in searching for him.
"If you have information about Keagan Oyugi call Minnestria Police Department," the family said in part.
It further revealed that he hailed from St Bonifacius and the last known location where he was seen was at Prior Lake.
In a statement that was released after he was found dead, the family asked the public to accord them privacy as they come to terms with the incident that claimed his life.
"In partnership with Minnesota United and Kenyan Pastors Fellowship there will be a prayer vigil for Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Warren Butler Park in Savage starting at 6 pm," a statement signed by Huldah Momanyi read in part.
On the day he was reported missing, his friends told the family that he had sent a text message to his brother saying that he was heading home but unfortunately he never arrived at the destination.
Since the day he went missing and stopped answering calls, his family has been making rounds across the US with the aim of finding him.
Oyugi a celebrated basketballer moved to Minnesota in 2017 to enrol at a local college where he also joined the institution's basketball team.