A murder investigation is underway in Wisbech after an elderly woman was found dead in her home.
Una Crown, 86, was discovered in her bungalow in Magazine Lane shortly after 11am on Sunday 13th January.
Her death was initially treated as unexplained, however a post mortem examination carried out at Peterborough City Hospital on Tuesday night confirmed she'd died as a result of an assault.
Detective Chief Inspector Jon Hutchinson said: "Mrs Crown died as a result of a brutal assault in her own home.
"Our investigation is still at a very early stage and we are trying to build up a picture of the events that lead to her death.
"She was last seen on Friday morning so I am keen to hear from anyone who who was in the area of Magazine Lane over the weekend and saw anything suspicious.
A man has been arrested after a pensioner was found stabbed to death and set alight in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.
Detectives investigating the murder of Wisbech pensioner Una Crown have recovered a knife
An 86 year old woman has been killed in her own home. Una Crown's body was discovered at her bungalow in Wisbech at the weekend.