Posted on April 18, 2014 at 5:53 PM
Friday, Apr 18 at 7:59 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It’s been two-and-a-half months since an elderly woman was beaten to death in her South Charlotte home, and no arrests have been made.
Ina Feldman, 82, lived in a retirement community off Torrey Pines, which is close to Carmel Road.
We paid a visit there Friday morning and life appears normal. Folks were walking their dogs or out catching a breath of fresh air, but no one who lives here will ever forget what happened on February 4.
"No one really knows what happened and I think it's the unknowing that bothers people the most," said Dianna Bayles, who has lived here for more than a year.
Feldman’s son came to her home to check on her and found her body; police say there was no sign of forced entry, and sources indicate she had been bludgeoned to death with some kind of object.
Investigators have not been able to find one witness who saw anyone coming or going from the victim’s unit and so far forensics has been useless.
Since the murder, that old fashioned country sense of safety that existed in this community has been replaced by security systems, changed locks and improved lighting.
“I make sure that things are locked up tighter at night, where I was a little more lackadaisical before, I’m not now,” said Bayles.
We tried to talk to Feldman’s family, but as they have done from the beginning of this terrible tragedy they declined to comment.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg homicide investigators are seeking information about the case; if you can help you’re asked to call crime stoppers at 704-334-1600.