Police are tracing a 60-year-old woman’s last moments before she was attacked and killed in North York.

A friend of the victim, now identified as Linda Thomas, called 911 on Thursday when he hadn’t heard from her in days.

When officers checked Thomas’s second-floor apartment on Hollywood Avenue, near Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue East, they found her dead.

“Many people in the area know her. They’re very familiar with her, she’s been in the area for a long time…She seems to be a fixture in the neighbourhood,” said Det. Kimberly O’Toole.

“The attack on Ms. Thomas is not random. The scene provides us with indications that it was a targeted attack.”

An autopsy found she had died from a beating.

Police say Thomas had lived alone in the building for more than 10 years, and residents told them she had been verbally aggressive and they had seen her in the building late at night with men who didn’t live there.

“She was kind of vocal and hung around the lobby a lot, so you recognize her. She kind of stood out a bit that way. She was always kind of wandering by herself in the lobby,” said building resident Lindsay.

Homicide detectives are now looking for Thomas’s immediate family members. They believe she may have a sister in Toronto and a daughter in Vancouver.

They will also canvass the area and review security video, and they want to talk to anyone who had contact with Thomas this month.