A Virginia lady was discovered lifeless after being mauled by her two canines, authorities introduced on Friday.
On Thursday, 22-year-old Bethany Lynn Stephens was discovered lifeless in a wooded space the place she ceaselessly walked her two canines, Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew stated throughout a press convention, in response to WTVR.
In response to Agnew, Stephens’ father known as the police on Thursday, saying he believed he had discovered his daughter — who he reported as having been lacking for “over a day.” Stephen’s father added that it appeared that her canines have been “guarding” her physique.
Upon arriving on the scene, the authorities spent “about an hour, hour and a half” making an attempt to catch the canines, which Agnew described as “two very giant, brindle coloured pit bull canines who have been very reluctant to be caught.”
Agnew went on to say that they discovered “numerous articles of clothes…torn into small items” round her physique. “It was very clear that the lady within the wounds had suffered some very extreme accidents according to being mauled by these canines,” he added.
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Sharing the preliminary studies from the Medical Examiner, Agnew stated that “It appeared the assault was a violent assault initiated by the victims’ canines whereas the sufferer was out for a stroll with the canine.”
“The sufferer had defensive wounds on her palms and arms making an attempt to maintain the canines away from her, which might be according to being attacked whereas she was nonetheless alive,” he continued. “It seems she was taken to the bottom, misplaced consciousness, and the canines then mauled her to dying.
Agnew additionally revealed that Stephens had been discovered with puncture wounds on her cranium.
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“It was a fully grisly mauling. In my 40 years of regulation enforcement, I’ve by no means seen something fairly prefer it,” Agnew added.
The sheriff went on to disclose that the 2 canines are at present with Goochland Animal Management and that the sheriff’s workplace is trying to have the animals euthanized, in response to the Richmond Occasions-Dispatch.