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Authorities probe whether woman was mauled to death by dogs

November 12, 2012 |  9:32 pm

Authorities on Monday were trying to determine whether a 30-year-old woman found dead in a San Diego County backyard was mauled to death by dogs.

The woman was discovered Sunday at the home in the 1300 block of Calle Tecolotan in Fallbrook, where deputies had to call animal control officers to corral eight dogs running loose in the yard. 

The victim had injuries consistent with dog bites, authorities said.  The body of the victim, who had been house-sitting, was found by a relative.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said there did not appear to be any criminal activity connected to the death. The incident and cause of death were under investigation.


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