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Tallahassee Police investigating woman's death following 'dog attack'

Cause of death still pending
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Posted at 12:29 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 13:07:27-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A death investigation is underway in Tallahassee after a woman died following "an apparent dog attack."

According to redacted field case reports from the Tallahassee Police Department, police are investigating the death of a woman on December 20, 2020.

TPD officers were called to the 600 block of Campbell Street around 6:20 p.m. "in reference to an apparent dog attack" involving a woman being attacked by the family dog.

When police arrived on scene, they located one victim, an adult woman who has not been identified.

Through an investigation, police learned there were four adult pit bulls living at the home and nine puppies, who were three weeks old.

As the victim was attempting to break up a fight between two of the dogs, another dog attacked her and the victim died a short time later.

Right now, the exact cause of death is still under investigation, however, TPD said there is no indication of criminal activity.

"At the request and consent of the owner, the sole dog involved was euthanized," TPD wrote in a release sent Thursday. "The three other adult dogs were returned to their owners, as they were not involved in the incident."

The nine puppies at the home have since been surrendered and placed in different foster-care homes until they are old enough to be adopted.

No other details about the incident have been released at this time.