A 76-year-old woman was murdered in her home in Rehovot in what may have been a violent robbery on Friday evening.
The murder victim, Ziva Breitman, was found dead in her apartment by emergency officials after her son called the police. Magen David Adom paramedics said they found the woman lying on her bed without a pulse.
Large numbers of police vehicles and officers converged at the scene.
Breitman's son, who works as a security guard, told police in he had returned home from a shift and found his mother dead in the apartment, before calling police. Bretiman also had two daughters, who gave statements to police on Friday.