A neighbour to the 79-year-old woman found dead at her Wellington house says residents are anxious for answers.
Seventy-nine-year-old Helen Gregory was found dead in her Baroda Street home last Wednesday.
Police were initially treating the death as suspicious but upgraded it to a homicide inquiry Sunday afternoon.
Steve Watt, who's lived near Gregory's home for 20 years, says police have been out in force since Wednesday night.
Greg O'Connor is the MP for Ohariu and has been speaking with locals. O'Connor spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.