Who killed Liz? Devastated family of single mum search for answers after her teenage son found her badly beaten at her home
Police have confirmed that a homicide investigation has been launched into the death of a single mother who died of head injuries last month.
Elizabeth Britton, 44, was unresponsive when her 16-year-old son found her with serious injuries at her unit at Pottsville, near Tweed Heads, around 6pm on October 10.
She was taken to the Gold Coast University hospital but died there 14 days later.
Her younger sister Jess Britton said the culprit must 'be made accountable' for Elizabeth's 'dreadful death'.
'Please come forward with any piece of information you may have to put this person before the courts before they take the life of another innocent defenseless person.'
'We are appealing to anyone who can help us bring this gutless coward to justice.'
Ms Britton's parents Colin and Val Britton and sisters Jess Britton, Rose Britton and Kate Geary were emotional as they made an appeal for information.
Her father, Colin Britton, said he simply wants to know what happened.
'Anyone who spoke with her that Saturday – a friend, a passerby, a neighbour – anyone that can piece together her movements and who she was with, please come forward to police.'
Ms Britton had lived in Pottsville on the Tweed Coast for about 17 years where she was working as a telemarketer.
Police have launchedStrike Force Sardonyx to investigate the homicide.
警方已派出突击队(Strike Force Sardonyx)调查这起凶杀案。
They are investigating whether she knew her attacker or whether they forced entry to her unit, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
CCTV footage captured a stranger riding a pushbike around the area on October 10, the day of Ms Britton's murder.
Police are hoping the bike rider may be able to help with inquiries.
They are combing through hours of security footage from around the area to try and piece together what happened.
Ms Britton was last seen alive on October 9, the day before her body she was found with the injuries.
Tweed/Byron Police Crime Manager, Detective Chief Inspector Brendon Cullen, said he believed there are people who know how Ms Britton came to be injured.
'Ms Britton was in an extremely distressed state when she was located by family members that day.
'There are people who know how Liz came to be critically injured and how she sustained her injuries,' Det Ch Insp Cullen said.
Her family members described her as 'a generous spirit' who would never hurt a fly.
She loved gardening and walking on the beach and was a social butterfly who would make new connections quickly.