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Pensioner died of attack injuries
Olga Turner
Police do not have a motive for the attack
An 89-year-old woman, beaten by an intruder, died of an illness related to head injuries, an inquest has heard.

Olga Turner was found by her daughter Pam Price after being left unconscious at her home in Great Barr, Birmingham, on 3 October.

She died in hospital 11 days later and police started a murder inquiry.

The inquest at Birmingham Coroner's Court heard Mrs Turner died of bronchopneumonia. The hearing was opened and adjourned on Wednesday.

Mrs Price made a public appeal on Tuesday for help to find her mother's killer.

Det Ch Insp Chris Pretty said that nothing was taken in the incident and police do not have a motive for the attack.

The inquest was adjourned to a date yet to be fixed, but assistant deputy coroner for Birmingham, Michael Snell, said the case was likely to be reviewed in a month's time.

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