The body of Ivarene Lett, age 97, was found beaten to death two nights ago in her 6th floor apartment in the Adams Point neighborhood of Oakland, near Lake Merritt. She was a tiny woman, barely five feet tall, who recently passed her driving test and who enjoyed going to a weekly dance class and driving her vintage Chevy. As far back as city records go, Ms. Lett appears to be the oldest homicide victim in Oakland's history. And it's been quite a year for such records, with Oakland recognizing its oldest homicide suspect just about 12 months ago, who was 94 at the time of his arrest for killing his landlord. Comments on Lett's case range from "pretty concerning" to "the ultimate in depravity." We'd go with #2.