66-year-old Montgomery County, North Carolina woman mauled to death by two pit bulls while on daily walk. Owner of dogs cooperating with investigators.
A 66 year old North Carolina woman has been mauled to death by two pit bulls while going for her daily walk.
Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins released a statement saying the attack occurring Thursday in the Lake Tillery development on the western side of Montgomery County.
Watkins says the woman’s husband reported his wife missing after failing to return home from her walk. The man’s wife was discovered hours later dead on the side of an unused rural road reported wsoctv.com.
Authorities found two pit bulls that had they believe had taken part in the attack. The dogs have been quarantined. The owner of the dogs was cooperating with authorities.
‘This is a very tragic event, which has deeply affected the family, friends, deputies and first responders,’ Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins said. ‘Our thoughts and prayers are being extended to all.’
To date it remained unclear what led to the two dogs setting on the woman.
The woman’s identity was not immediately released.