It was gathered that the 65-year-old woman was found with her throat slit.
The mother of five, who had left with other local farmers in the early hours of the day, was not seen when it was time to leave, prompting others to search for her.
A source in the community said, “The intention of the killers was probably to use some of her parts for ritual.”
She could not, however, confirm if any part of her body was taken away by the killers.
Another resident who identified himself simply as Mudi, told Punch that the corpse was deposited in Otu-Jeremi General Hospital mortuary pending police investigation.
The spokesman for Delta State Police Command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the killing.
DSP Aniamaka said, “The command has started investigation into the murder of the 65-year-old woman. The culprits will be arrested.”