ELIZABETH - Police are looking for the man responsible for strangling a woman and injuring another in a brutal attack in Elizabeth.

Family members at the scene told News 12 New Jersey the woman who was killed is Patricia Parham, 48. Police say the women were walking to their Madison Avenue apartment Wednesday night when they encountered the suspect standing next door near the YMCA and apparently invited him inside. Investigators say the women were then attacked inside their fourth-floor apartment at approximately 10 p.m.

Police say they have reason to believe Parham knew her killer. Meanwhile, they say the surviving victim was able to provide a description of the man to investigators.

Detectives are also talking to possible witnesses at the YMCA and looking at surveillance video taken by cameras on the building.

Parham lived in the apartment for four years. She is survived by three children.