Detectives investigating the murder of 85-year-old Delia Hughes at the weekend have hired specialist crime profilers to help their investigation.
The great-grandmother was found at her flat in Ocean Village in Southampton on Saturday night. Two people arrested suspicion of murder have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Hampshire Police have said the profilers will provide them with analysis which will help investigators understand more about the crime and how it was committed.
Officers who conducted finger-tip searches of the surrounding area have found 'a number of items of interest to the investigation', which are being examined to see if they are connected to the crime.
Detectives are renewing an appeal for witness and information. They are hoping that the coming Bank Holiday weekend will see people who may have been in the area last weekend when the murder took place, returning to Ocean Village with their boats.