A pensioner has been charged with the murder of 85-year-old Rosina Coleman who was found dead in her home in Romford, east London.
The Metropolitan Police said Paul Prause, also of Romford, who was arrested on Friday, has been charged with her murder.
Ms Coleman was discovered by a maintenance worker at her home of about 50 years in Ashmour Gardens at 11.30am on Tuesday.
Prause, 65, has been remanded in custody and will appear at Redbridge Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
Neighbours described Ms Coleman as “incredible” and someone who was “always happy”.
The former seamstress was a mother of two and had lived on the road for decades with her husband Bill, who died about 11 years ago.
One elderly friend, who did not wish to be named, said: “It’s such a sad thing. I can’t get my head around it.”