Homicide detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command have charged a man with murder following an assault at a care home in Catford.
Police were called at around 00:40hrs on Monday, 4 January, to a report of an assault at a care home in Canadian Avenue, Catford.
Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service.
93-year-old Eileen Dean was taken to hospital where she later died. Her next of kin has been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
A post-mortem examination commenced on the afternoon of 7 January at Greenwich Mortuary.
The same day, a man in his 60s was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to a south London police station.
Alexander Rawson, 62 (16.09.58) of Canadian Avenue, Catford was charged with murder and appeared in custody at Bexleyheath Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 5 January. He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on the afternoon of 7 January.
Both Mrs Dean and Rawson were residents of the care home.