A 54-year-old man has been charged with first degree murder after a woman was found dead in Sandy Cove Acres in Innisfil Friday afternoon.

South Simcoe Police was called to 14 Recreation Dr. around noon after receiving a 911 call from someone inside the home. When they arrived they found a woman suffering from injuries and she died a short time later.

Police say the man from Innisfil was found inside the home and taken into custody without incident.

The identity of the victim has not been released but neighbours tell CTV News she was in her late 70s or 80s and lived alone. Some people say they saw the victim gardening in her yard on Friday morning.

Neighbours also told CTV News the suspect lives in Sandy Cove and was known to cut people's lawns.

Detectives and forensic personnel were still interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence on Friday evening.