Police: Housekeeper found elderly woman 'brutally murdered' in home

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Hedwig Village Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a suspect who "brutally murdered" a 79-year-old woman in her home.

Police said Janeil Hooten Bernard's housekeeper found her dead inside the home on Capri Street around 1 p.m. Monday. The last time anyone heard from Bernard was Sunday afternoon.

According to investigators, the killer took Bernard's wallet and her 2011 red Cadillac sedan with the Texas plate FTK6764. Police have now listed it as a stolen vehicle.

"I cannot believe it," a neighbor said.

Police said there was no forced entry to the home, so they believe Bernard knew her attacker.

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