A 64-year-old woman in Maryland, U.S., has been mauled to death by her newly adopted pit bull, police has said.
Officers reported to the victim’s home Monday night after receiving a call about a female, Robin Conway of Columbia, getting “mauled to death by a pit bull” she had adopted only two weeks earlier,” Howard County Police Department said in a Facebook news release.
Police said a relative found a wounded Conway in the yard “with the dog standing over her” and called 911.
The individual managed to restrain the animal by tying the animal to the fence, police said.
“Officers found Robin Conway, 64, deceased in her back yard with significant injuries.
“The dog, still attached to the post, was barking and lunging on the leash and had to be subdued by animal control officers and ultimately euthanized,” police said.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the woman’s official cause of death.
A necropsy of the dog will help determine if it had rabies or other medical concerns, police said.
Details surrounding the dog’s adoption were unavailable, police said, though they said it did come from another state.