Ruthie Mae Brown, Jasper, Alabama woman mauled to death by pack of dogs while walking down road. Two dogs captured, three others sought. No charges to date.
An Alabama woman has died after a pack of dogs attacked her while she walked along a road on Monday afternoon, authorities said.
Deputies are investigating the mauling that happened on Jagger Road in the town of Nauvoo, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office said.
Ruthie Mae Brown, 36, of Jasper was found dead when deputies arrived at the scene around 2 p.m., AL.com reported.
Brown was the mother of four boys, WBMA-TV reported.
An official cause of death has yet to be determined, but Brown’s body suffered severe trauma from the mauling, Walker County Coroner Joey Vick told the Daily Mountain Eagle.
All dogs involved thought to have owners and not strays
Several of the dogs involved in the attack have been captured, the sheriff’s office said.
Two of the dogs have been claimed by their owner, and at least three other dogs sought by deputies are also believed to have owners, the outlet reported.
Authorities said all dogs involved are thought to have owners and are not believed to be strays.
The captured dogs will be turned over to the Walker County Humane Society, authorities said.
The sheriff’s office said the investigation was ongoing. It was not immediately clear whether there would be any charges in Brown’s death.
Investigators ask that anyone with any information about this dog attack or others in this area call (205) 302-6464.