A post-mortem examination will be conducted today on a pensioner who died following a savage attack in her home.
Emma Winnall, 93, died in hospital yesterday, nearly a month after she was found badly beaten in her bed in Moseley, Birmingham.
Police say that given the extent of Mrs Winnall's injuries, her age and her vulnerability, their investigation had always been treated with the same level of seriousness as a murder inquiry.
Officers managed to speak to the 93-year-old in hospital in the days following her attack.
West Midlands Police have appealed again for information following the death of pensioner Emma Winnall nearly a month after she was attacked at her home in Birmingham.
Superintendent Richard Baker, Head of Major Crime at the force, renewed their appeal in what has now become a murder inquiry.
Emma Winnall had been in intensive care since May 1 after being found badly injured in her bed.
She suffered a fractured skull and broken arm in the savage attack.
A pensioner who was attacked in her home in Moseley, Birmingham, nearly a month ago, has passed away.
West Midlands Police said 93-year-old Emma Winnall died this morning of complications arising from her injuries.
Detectives investigating the attack of 93-year-old Emma Winnall have arrested two people.
A 56-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were arrested at their home in the Hall Green area of Birmingham just before 6.30am, on suspicion of assault.
The pair were taken to a police station in the West Midlands where they remain in police custody.
Mrs Winnal was attacked in her bed overnight between Monday 30 April and Tuesday 1 May and was left with a fractured skull, a broken arm and wrist, partially severed finger and other multiple injuries, following the attack at her home in Birmingham.
A reward of up to £5,000 has been offered for information regarding the attack on 94-year-old Emma Winnall from Birmingham.
Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers has put up the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the attack.
Mrs Winnall suffered horrific injuries including a fractured skull and a partially severed finger after being badly beaten overnight last Monday night (30 April) into Tuesday morning in her home in Pensby Close, Moseley. She remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.