Michigan woman mauled to death by family pets

Posted at 6:03 PM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 19:17:47-05

(WOOD) Michigan State Police are investigating the death of a woman who appears to have been attacked and killed by a family dog.

Around 7 p.m. Tuesday, troopers were called to Sharon Lee Daniels' home northeast of Newaygo.

Police say Daniels was unresponsive when they arrived. First responders tried to revive Daniels, but the 77-year-old woman died at the scene.

State police say Daniels had disabilities -- she was missing a leg and had cancer -- and was confined to a wheelchair. Detectives say it appears one of three family dogs she was home alone with bit her repeatedly, which led to her death.

"Multiple dog bites coupled with some underlying health issues contributed to that being a fatal accident," MSP Lt. Matthew Kanitz said Wednesday.

It's unclear what led to the attack. There's no indication there were previous problems with the dogs, which were described as pit bulls.

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