A 93-YEAR-OLD woman who was savagely beaten in her own bed earlier this month has died in hospital.
Detectives have now launched a murder investigation into the death of Moseley pensioner Emma Winnall who was attacked in her bed overnight between April 30 and May 1.
The grandmother-of-seven was left with a fractured skull, a broken arm and wrist, a partially severed finger and other injuries when she was assaulted at her Moseley flat.
A 56-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of assault at their home in the Hall Green area on May 18. They have been released on bail.
Detectives continued to urge anyone with information which may help inquires to contact West Midlands Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A reward of up to £10,000 has been offered by the independent charity Crimestoppers and Birmingham-born advertising guru Trevor Beattie.
Head of Major Crime, Superintendent Richard Baker said: "This is desperately sad news…our condolences go out to Emma''s family and friends.
"Clearly, this has now become a murder inquiry. But given the extent of Emma''s injuries, combined with her age and vulnerability, this investigation has always been treated with the same level of seriousness as a murder investigation."
"Two people remain on police bail having been arrested in connection with the assault. However, our enquiries continue and I''m still appealing for anyone with information to come forward and speak to us in confidence.
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