Miss Smith had 26 stab wounds to the head and neck, three to the back and three to the arm.
Former Tory councillor Alan Donnelly has resisted calls for him to resign since being found guilty in December.
Police said there was no immediate suggestion that the circumstances were suspicious.
The 68-year-old woman was badly hurt trying to prise her dog away.
A 33-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a death of a man in Dundee.
Emergency services were called to a Morrisons branch in Aberdeenshire after gas smells were reported.
Fabian Hall, 19, died after being hit on the A96 around 3.30am on Saturday.
Kirsty Lunn's colourful bra design saw her establish Scots underwear brand Molke.
The 19-year-old was struck by a car on the A96 around 3.30am on Saturday.
Keith Rizzo, 23, stated to his mum Neomi Smith was set upon while the couple were in her flat in Brechin, Angus.
The collision happened on the A912 Bridge of Earn to Aberargie road at around 6.30am on Friday.
A 28-year-old woman is receiving treatment at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.
Police said the item was found by a member of the public in Aberdeen on Thursday evening.
Keith Rizzo, 23, is accused of killing Neomi Smith at her flat in Brechin last summer.
A laser beam was shone at a passenger aircraft in Aberdeen on Tuesday.
Brenna Collie was only 14 when she suffered a stroke at home.
Detective who investigated deaths of Elizabeth McCabe and Carol Lannen believes killers can be caught.