On the 20th of July, 2012, Pamela Wheeler (76) was murdered in her home in Thamesmead, London. She would be found dead two days later by a friend. Pamela was found with her wrists and ankles bound, and a post-mortem examination at Greenwich Mortuary found she died of suffocation and a head injury.
The detectives found signs of a struggle as well as signs that Pamela's property was missing. At the time of her death, it was reported that several credit cards had been left strewn around the semi-detached property and that the attackers were thought to have forced her to reveal the PIN numbers to her bank cards. Pamela's friends had said the pensioner was known to have kept a large amount of cash at home in a safe because she did not trust banks.
In an inquest into her death in 2016, it was heard Mrs Wheeler had suffered injuries to her arms, indicating she had struggled with her killer, or killers before she died.