JP: Elderly ETX woman dies from dog attack
POSTED: Friday, May 2, 2014 - 1:23pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 9:58am
Kaufman, Texas (KETK) — According to Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Judge Mary Bardin, the autopsy report of an elderly Kaufman woman who was found dead in her home has confirmed she was killed strictly by dog mauling.
Dorothy Hamilton, 85, was found deceased in her home, Monday, March 31, in the 1400 block of East First North Street at around 4:50 p.m., after the Kaufman Police Department was notified by the Kaufman County Sheriff Department they received a 911 call.
When police arrived on scene, they found Hamilton's body in the living room. According to officials, there were two large, very aggressive pit bulls inside the home and it appeared that the animals had attacked Hamilton.
The victim's son told officers he has kept the dogs in the home for several months. After further investigation, it was revealed that the dogs were being kept in a bedroom but had broken through the door to get at the victim.
Eight pit bulls were seized from the property, including the two from inside the residence.
The autopsy revealed Hamilton had multiple lacerations and puncture wounds on her body.
The owner of the dogs, Hamilton's son, surrendered the animals to the Kaufman Police Department and Judge Bardin tells KETK she signed an order for authorities to deal with the dogs as they saw fit.
The autopsy also stated Hamilton had no medical conditions.