The body of Samdai Fraser, 59, was found by her husband on Monday (July 20) at her house in Cedar Heights.
A post mortem examination was conducted on Wednesday (July 22) on the woman’s body.
Fraser was found lying face-down in a pool of blood, with a rope around her neck and plastic bag around her mouth and neck.
Her face had apparently been slammed to the floor of her home, police officials have said.
It is believed that Fraser may have walked in on a burglary in progress and knew her killers very well.
Reports are that several items were missing from her home: two cell phones, one 32-inch TCL television, one iPad and one Play Station 3 game consoles.
Police believe that more than one person is responsible for the brutal murder.