The boyfriend of a Kenyan woman missing from her Washington, DC home has been charged with her murder.
Darnell Sterling, 55, was late Thursday afternoon charged with the murder of 34-year-old Olga Ooro, who went missing on July 16, 2020 and whose body has not yet been found.
Metropolitan DC Chief of Police on Friday said that Ooro was last seen on Sunday with Sterling. Police say the couple along with Ooro’s 8-year-old son had just returned to her home in the 300 block of Massachusetts Avenue, NW in downtown DC when she was seen on camera footage walking away from home.
Ooro’s son was found alone in the home two days later, and informed a neighbor that he was looking for his mother. This prompted neighbors to contact police. Ooro’s neighbors say it is unlike her to leave her son by himself. “She would never leave her son like that,” a neighbor told detectives.
A reward of as much as $25,000 is being offered to anyone with information on the case. Detectives say the case will remain active until her remains are found.