OAKLAND (CBS SF) – An elderly woman has been killed during what appears to have been a home invasion robbery in Oakland Friday afternoon, according to police.
Officers responded around 2:15 p.m. to a four-plex on the 1800 block of 34th Ave. in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood.
When they arrived they found a woman in her 70s who was unresponsive. She was declared dead at the scene, according to police spokeswoman Johnna Watson.
A man between 40 and 50 years old who is related to the woman was also found. He is considered another victim but did not have any injuries, according to Watson.
“Investigators are speaking with the male victim who was inside the home with the female at the time, Watson said.
Neighbors told KPIX 5 that the man in the home is the woman’s nephew. They said she owned and lived in the four-plex and her nephew was the landlord. Police said the nephew is cooperating with authorities.
The woman also did not show visible injuries and it was not clear how she died, said Watson.
Investigators said the home showed evidence of forced entry.
Police were in the process of interviewing witnesses to gather more information in hopes of finding a possible suspect.
“We are putting all of the information together. We are talking to neighbors. We are talking to any possible witnesses to find out what happened,” Watson said.
Friday’s incident took place more than a week after an 81-year-old woman was shot during a home invasion in Oakland’s Dimond District. The victim survived the attack.