Elderly woman is found dead in her own store in SC; ‘Barbaric crime’, says delegate


An 85-year-old woman was found dead with signs of violence in a clothing store in the center of the municipality of Pinhalzinho, in the west of Santa Catarina. The suspected robbery took place on Avenida Brasília, around 8:40 am this Tuesday (2).

An elderly woman was found dead this Tuesday morning (2). – Photo: Civil Police/Disclosure/ND

According to information from the Fire Department, the victim had several fractures to the chin and face, as well as bleeding from the mouth and nose. At the scene, several drawers were open, which gave evidence of an alleged robbery.

“Barbaric crime. She was cruelly murdered”, says delegate Lucas Almeida from the Pinhalzinho police station.

Elderly woman had signs of violence. – Photo: Civil Police/Disclosure/ND

Elderly woman was alone in the place

According to Almeida, preliminary information is that a man wearing a sweatshirt and a cap had entered the store and beaten her to death. The elderly woman was alone in the place, which was also where the elderly woman lived, according to the deputy.

“Initially we are working with the suspicion of robbery. The information we have so far is that he was a tall man. Work is underway to identify the suspect.

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