A family member found Wanda Lee Paulin, a lifelong San Bernardino resident, dead Dec. 12 in her home in the 5000 block of North Mountain View Avenue after she did not show up for Sunday church services.
There was cause for suspicion at her home - based on the condition of the scene - but there were no obvious signs of trauma, according to a news release by police Lt. Jared Burguan.
A Dec. 21 autopsy determined she was a homicide victim, authorities said.
Police detectives know Paulin was last seen on the evening of Dec. 10, when she arrived home from a Christmas function at her church, according to the release.
Police do not yet have a suspect or a motive for the killing. A team of detectives is working extensively on the case, according to the release.
Police have canvassed the neighborhood around the woman's home several times with officers going door-to- door seeking information.
Officers have also interviewed people close to the woman and others with connections to the case, according to the release.
Anyone with information can call Detective Pat Pritchett at 909-384-5662, Sgt. Gary Robertson at 909-384-5659 or the Police Department's hot line at 909-384-5656.