Grandmother-of-three murdered inside her Adelaide house in a horrifying home invasion on Friday night.
Police believe Myrna Nilsson, 57, could have been an innocent victim to a brutal road-rage attack that also left her 27-year-old daughter-in-law gagged and tied up on the lawn of a neighbouring house, reports Daily Mail.
The daughter-in-law’s three young children were found safe inside the house where their grandmother was killed when their father arrived home.
The middle-aged victim – originally from the Philippines – could have been followed home from work at 6pm by her attackers, the Adelaide Advertiser reports, but police are still unsure of the motive.
The newspaper reported she had been followed home before and had installed security cameras out of concern for the security of her family.
The cameras were put up outside the house but were not working at the time of the attack.
The grandmother was seen talking to two men in her driveway, by the daughter-in-law, after she had travelled home from work in her white 2014 two door Fiat 500 sedan with custom plates – MYRNA.
Police are looking for a white Holden tray-top 4WD ute, which was seen fleeing after the horrific attack.
The children a boy, five, and two girls aged four and two were inside the home when their doting grandmother died.
Ms Nilsson owned the newly-renovated home and had lived their with her son, daughter in law and three grandchildren for three years.
Annie Noel and Laura-Lee Shanahan of Valley View, Adelaide, found the 27-year-old mother bound in their front yard after the suspected home invasion.
They said they found the woman in hysterics, her screams heard more than 100m down the street, with her ankles and hands tied and comforted her until police arrived.
Police are treating the death as murder.
‘We are treating this as a murder, a very deliberate, calculated and vicious attack on defenseless people in their home,’ Major Crime Investigation Branch, Detective Superintendent Des Bray said.
‘She was definitely followed home, for what duration we don’t know. The other thing we don’t know is if she did know those people … or whether they were strangers and perhaps something has happened on the way home … perhaps a road-rage incident happened.’
The first male was described as being Caucasian, 172cm tall, built, with yellow curly hair and was wearing a white t-shirt.
The second male was also Caucasian and was wearing a hoodie and dark coloured clothing.
Police are looking for a white Holden ute and are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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