The death has residents of the J.L. Young Apartments frightened and shaken. "You never think that would happen," said resident William Davis.
Police described the apartment as an assisted living facility. A new manager is making improvements in security, said Shelia Cuckerman who has lived there 14 years.
The victim appeared to have been beaten and the injuries were worse than from a fall in the tub, police said. The woman's identity has not been released because family members have not been notified, police said.