AN 89-YEAR-OLD woman was attacked and killed in her home in North London this morning.
Police launched a murder investigation after the body of the pensioner was found in Tottenham.
It is believed one or more suspects entered the property in Waltheof Gardens at some time between Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
Cops were called by the London Ambulance Service at about 10.45am and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination and formal identification will be arranged.
Enquiries are ongoing to establish any motive.
Officers have not ruled out burglary as a motive, but retain an open mind.
There has been no arrest.
DCI Garry Moncrieff of Specialist Crime said: “The woman had clearly been assaulted and, as such, a murder investigation has been launched.
“I want to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in and around Waltheof Gardens and the surrounding area on Saturday night or Sunday morning.
In addition, somebody locally may be aware of a friend or family member who they saw with blood stains on their clothing, or whose behaviour caused them particular concern on Saturday night or Sunday morning. If so, I need to hear from them.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 3149/04aug.
To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.