Detectives continued their search Sunday for whoever bludgeoned to death a 78-year-old Hyde Park woman.
The body of Freddie Brandon was recovered by firefighters about 4 p.m. Friday, inside her ransacked residence in the 5900 block of West Boulevard, south of Slauson Avenue and east of Crenshaw Boulevard, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im and media reports.
Brandon was later identified as the victim by family members.
Firefighters then called police to the scene and responding officers determined Brandon had been killed about 3:30 p.m., Im said.
The victim’s daughter, Mia Brandon, begged her mother’s killer to come forward.
“My mom should have died of old age,” Brandon told CBS2.
Brandon’s granddaughter Rashanda Jones, who lived in the apartment with her, was the first to discover the body, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“I feel numb. That was all I knew, to be honest. She was all I had,” Jones told the newspaper.
Police found nothing stolen from the residence, Im said. A motive for the attack was unknown. No suspect information was available, Im said.
The homicide was being investigated by the LAPD’s South Bureau Homicide detectives.