A man has been charged with the manslaughter of an 83-year-old strictly Orthodox woman from Stamford Hill.
Police found Evelyn Kelmenson, with her legs bound by duct tape, in the top-floor bedroom of her three-storey house on Leweston Place on January 1 2009, after her niece had raised the alarm.
A year later, police offered a £20,000 reward for information.
Kuba Dlugosz, 32, a Polish national of no fixed address, appeared at Havering Magistrates Court on Wednesday. He was remanded in custody and also charged with burglary.
He will appear again in court in November.