A 93-year-old woman was found murdered in her bed in a granny flat in Prospect Road, Walmer this morning.
Police spokesman, Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg, said Marjory Southerland Uren was found shortly after 8am by her domestic worker.
She was last seen alive at 8pm yesterday evening.
There are no signs of anything missing from the flatlet and the motive for the attack is not known.
Anyone who may have information can contact the Walmer Detectives Unit on 041-581-1496