Police search for murder suspect after woman, 75, attacked

POLICE have confirmed they are searching for a murder suspect after a 75-year-old woman was brutally attacked in her Eli Waters home.

Norma Ludlam was found with a serious head injury in her home on July 4.

She died of her injuries at Hervey Bay Hospital on Monday.

Detective Inspector David Briese said the results of the post-mortem had played a part in turning the case into a homicide investigation, saying it certainly appeared Ms Ludlam's death was suspicious.

No charges have been laid in relation to her death.

Homicide detectives had been part of the investigation since Monday and the lake behind Ms Ludlam's house had been searched for anything that might be tied to the crime, Det Insp Briese said.

"Nothing of significance was found," he said.

"We will continue investigating and we will keep talking to people who knew her."

Maxine Plummer, who lived a few houses from Ms Ludlam, said it was terrible her friend had been attacked in her own home.

"I just couldn't imagine someone doing that to a 75-year-old woman who has had a stroke," Mrs Plummer said.

"It is just horrendous."

The thought of what happened to her neighbour has also impacted on Mrs Plummer's sense of safety in her own home.

"I just can't sleep.

"I go to bed and listen to every little thing. She only lived a few houses away."

It was unclear why Ms Ludlam was attacked as nothing had been stolen.

Topics:  eli waters murder suspect police

Hervey Bay boy, 12, 'severely bullied' by girl on school bus

PROTECT MY BOY: Bay mum Tarsha Esteves has turned to the police to protect her son Kyle, 12, from severe bullying.

Kyle was 'choked, kicked and pulled over the seats', his mum says.

FRUIT AND VEG WATCH: How Debbie will impact your shopping

Frog - Fraser Coast Organic Goodness, Celine Louie.

Business owner's tip: Stock up on bananas.

Local Partners

MOVIE REVIEW: Crazy Boss Baby story is a little far-fetched

After nailing Trump, Alec Baldwin’s career takes a strange detour as Boss Baby

MKR’s Amy blasts Josh’s ‘sl*t’ slur

Amy Murr, pictured with brother Tyson, said rival contestant Josh Meeuwissen crossed the line when he called her a ‘sl*t’.

AMY responds after being called a ‘sl*t’ by MKR’s villain Josh.

MKR recap: The ‘slut’ comment that shocked everyone

Yep, MKR’s Josh has done it again.

JOSH has always been annoying, but this time he went way too far.

MOVIE REVIEW: LEGO Batman best caped crusader yet

A scene from the movie The Lego Batman Movie.

Nana! Nana! Nana! Nana! Nana! Batman!

Future Islands gear up for Splendour gig

Future Islands is an American synthpop band composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (lyrics and vocals).

Their new album is "music from the heart than from the mind".

MOVIE REVIEW: Power Rangers way out of their league

Becky G., Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, and RJ Cyler in a scene from the movie Power Rangers.

A Lego action figure is capable of running rings around teen misfits

Bliss N Eso announce a stack of regional tour dates

Aussie rappers Bliss N Eso are hitting the road in May for a 27-date national tour.

AUSSIE rappers hitting the road in May with new album.

Calling all renovators at heart

Solid home on 617sq m between beach and CBD development

This is what Sunshine Coast living is all about

Life's a breeze at stylish Alexandra Headland apartment

Timing pays dividends in Kawana health hub precinct


Construction starts at Sunshine Coast mixed-use project in Birtinya

Coffee king snaps up gym

Mooloolaba Healthworks site sells for $2.1million

Luxury hotel expands $400m water park development

Developer to push on with second stage of massive new water park

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!