Authorities in New York City are searching for the person who beat a well-liked elderly woman to death inside her Bronx apartment.
Eighty-eight year old Evelyn Shapiro was found inside her fifth-floor apartment in the Pelham Parkway Houses shortly before 10:00 a.m. Saturday by her daughter and grandson.
A police source said the elderly woman’s front door was slightly ajar and groceries were strewn about her home.
Authorities believe the suspect followed Shapiro home from the supermarket and after she opened the door they forced her inside and then attacked her.
Residence in the high-rise said they believe Shapiro was targeted for her necklaces and gold rings.
“She wore an insane amount of jewelry,” one neighbor told reporters. “I asked her why…she said she was afraid to leave it in her apartment.”
Police are asking anyone with knowledge of the crime to contact them.