Body of Gift Mumbi Kamau reported missing in St Louis recovered from the Mississippi river

Gift Kamau of Florissant, Missouri
Gift Kamau of Florissant, Missouri

The body of 20 year old Gift Mumbi Kamau, who had been reported missing since March 30, 2017 has been recovered in the Mississippi river.  (Read: Kenyan girl reported missing in St Louis, Missouri)

Her body was recovered on Saturday by badge workers who saw her floating on the banks.

The workers contacted the St. Louis police who contacted the Madison police department letting them know that they had found a body matching the description of Kamau, who had been reported missing by her parents.

The St Louis fire department retrieved her body at about 12:15 a.m. near the foot of Gasconade Street.

The St. Louis Medical Examiner’s Office was able to identify her body through dental records.

According to the police, she had left behind a suicide note leading to the belief that she committed suicide.

A camera spotted her near the bridge between 11.30am and 1.30pm on the day she was reported missing.

She was last captured by a camera as she walked across the bridge towards the Missouri side.

Since there are no cameras on the Missouri side of the bridge, it is not clear whether she crossed over to that side.

Mumbi was a daughter to Sammy and Catherine Kamau of Florissant, Missouri. She also leaves behind two siblings.

A go fund me account has been set up to assist the family in meeting her funeral expenses. The go fund me link is here

May Mumbi RIP.





  1. May you rest in peace irrespective of what happened, and may God grand the parents and family peace and comfort in this trying moment. We thank God her body was found.

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