The deadly bashing of 77-year-old Melbourne girl Vicki Ramadan in her own residence has shocked her group and left her pals distraught.
Her physique was present in her Sydenham house at 9.45am on Saturday, April 7.
Handyman Stuart Anderson made the ugly discovery when he observed Vicki’s again door had been damaged into.
“It haunts me a little bit bit, yeah,” he mentioned.
“However, finish of the day, I am glad there’s photographs of her on Fb and on the information, so I can keep in mind that, moderately than what I noticed.”
No one has but been charged over Vicki’s loss of life, with the police investigation ongoing.
Vicki’s good friend Mandy described her as candy, however as someone who would additionally arise for herself – as she did when squatters began inflicting hassle on her road.
“The home was bought to an abroad investor, and because of that, the home was vacant,” Mandy informed A Present Affair.
“There was all kinds of ages, they ranged from 16-60, there was an entire lot of them.”
Mandy mentioned there have been “at all times” squatters at that home, in addition to stolen items.
Vicki had been reporting them to police for months, and, Mandy mentioned, even confronted the squatters herself.
“She mentioned, ‘You’ll want to depart, that is unlawful’,” she mentioned.
“They mentioned, ‘We’ll kill you’ – that is what they mentioned to a defenceless 77-year-old woman.”
She mentioned Vicki’s house had been robbed a number of occasions.
The Parkinson’s sufferer was so scared, she had purchased a house in Queensland, within the hope she might stay her twilight years in peace on the Sunshine Coast.
Forensic investigators are focusing their efforts on the squatter property subsequent door.
“We have now spoken to quite a lot of individuals who have stayed in that tackle already, however we’re searching for for anybody else who has been in that tackle,” Victoria Police Murder Squad Detective Senior Sergeant Pixie Fuhrmeister mentioned.
Police have a confirmed sighting of Vicki on March 23, two weeks earlier than her physique was discovered.
It was the final time she used her bank card.
“We have now a variety of CCTV that we’re trawling by means of for the time being, and positively that is getting used to assist slim down Vicki’s actions and different peoples’ actions across the space,” Det Snr Sgt Fuhrmeister mentioned.
A couple of occasions every week, Vicki would depart her house in Sydenham, and take a two-minute bus journey down the Melton Freeway to Watergardens Procuring Centre, the place she was a well-recognized sight.
Jeweller Mary mentioned Vicki at all times wore her greatest items to the store and would typically carry money.
“She simply beloved to purchase jewelry, it simply made her really feel good,” she mentioned.
Police consider nothing was truly stolen from Vicki’s house.
The homicide weapon can also be nonetheless to be discovered, however police consider it was a blunt object.
“We do assume we’re progressing with this investigation, however we’re asking for additional help from the general public,” Det Snr Sgt Fuhrmeister mentioned.
Anyone with info is urged to name Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.