Miss Africa contestant, Linah Keza, found stabbed to death next to her crying daughter as police arrest a man over her murder

Posted August 1, 2013 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Breaking News ~ 7,793 views


By SIMON TOMLINSON | DailyMail ~ A young model was found stabbed to death with her three-year old-daughter ‘crying next to her in a pool of blood’, friends said today.

The body of Linah Keza, 29, understood to have taken part in Miss Africa 2010, was found at an address on King Edward Road, Leyton, early yesterday morning.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

London Ambulance Service paramedics accompanied police to the address just before 4.30am, but Linah, a Rwandan national living in London, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is understood that her daughter was at the address at the time of the attack, according to a family friend.

Herbert Muhire said: ‘[Her] daughter is being taken care of and treated for trauma and other consequences as she was found crying next to the mother who was in a pool of blood.

‘Family and friends have been briefed how she was killed and died a gruesome death.

‘Everything is being done that Linah’s body be brought and buried in respect at home in Kigali [Rwanda].’

Tributes to Linah from friends and relatives were left on a Facebook page set up soon after her death.

Azun Jezan wrote: ‘So sad, may her Soul rest in peace and her daughter and family be strong on these difficult sad time.’

Another, Justine Twongyeirwe, wrote: ‘Will miss your smile darl linah. RIP’

This morning, the page had over 500 members and some had posted images of Linah, who had worked as a model and studied social work at the University of Wolverhampton.

According to police, a 38-year-old man was arrested after handing himself in at a north London police station yesterday.

A police spokesman said: ‘A murder investigation has been launched after woman was attacked in Leyton.

‘Police called by London Ambulance Service at 4.29am on Wednesday to reports of a stabbing.

‘Officers and London Ambulance Service attend and a 29-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.’

A post-mortem is scheduled to take place at 11am this morning at Walthamstow Mortuary.

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