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106-year-old grandmother is beaten to death while sleeping inside her humble Brazilian home by intruder who stole just $8 from her purse

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 19/11/2018 Adry Torres

Antonia Conceiçao da Silva turned 106-year-old in October. She was brutally beaten to death during a robbery inside her home in Brazil early Saturday morning © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Antonia Conceiçao da Silva turned 106-year-old in October. She was brutally beaten to death during a robbery inside her home in Brazil early Saturday morning An 106-year-old grandmother was brutally beaten to death inside her home in Brazil.

Antonia Conceiçao da Silva was alone in her house in Feira Nova, a city with a population of  8,500, when someone cut her metal roofing open and climbed down through a gaping hole.

According to reports from the Military Police, the grandmother was sleeping on her living room couch while her grandson was out at a party.

Her fragile body was then dragged around the home in search of valuables during the home invasion.

But only $8 was stolen from her purse before the  suspected killer fled the house, cops said.

News outlet Amazonas1 reported da Silva's face had been completely disfigured during the senseless robbery.

Da Silva's lifeless body was eventually discovered laying in a pool of her own blood when her grandson returned home. 

Police reports also revealed da Silva's body also showed signs of strangulation. 

Cops are still trying to determine the number of suspects. 

A lead investigator told G1 that the murder may have only been carried out by one person.

'It seems that it was only one person who killed her because during the crime scene investigation we found only one footprint of blood on the wall of the house,' Fagno Vieira said. 

a dirty old room: The suspect who cowardly murdered a 106-year-old grandmother in Brazil early Saturday cut a gaping hole in the metal roof before climbing down © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The suspect who cowardly murdered a 106-year-old grandmother in Brazil early Saturday cut a gaping hole in the metal roof before climbing down

'On the day of her death there was a party and because we believed that this individual knew about the vulnerability of the victim, [the suspect] took advantage of the moment that many people were at the party and that she was alone to commit the crime.'

Da Silva, who was affectionately known as Antonia do Padre, was beloved throughout Feira Nova.

She had just turned 106 in October.

During this year's Mother's Day celebration, da Silva was the focal point of segment recorded by a local outlet in which she revealed the key to being alive at her age.

'The secret is to have peace in this life and health within the body,' she said.

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