Three mongrel dogs killed a woman in the Australian city of Maryborough, three hours north of Brisbane, Queensland’s capital.
Brisbane Times reports that three dogs beat a woman to death in a yard on the grounds of Milton Road on Tuesday morning.
Paramedics found a seriously injured woman lying in the yard with injured head, chest and arms.
Police fought to save her, but she was confirmed dead on the scene around 9 am
Police have not yet officially identified the victim, but she states she is in her 30s or 40s.
Previously, it was reported that a woman was concerned about her dog when she turned it on. However, comments by Deputy Inspector General Wade Lee in the Wide Bay area disputed this, suggesting that she was visiting the facility for some reason.
Lee said the dog did not live in the land and was brought home, Brisbane Times report..
“I don’t know why I was behind the yard with my dog, but I was seriously injured in my head, chest and left arm,” he said.
“What happened is not criminal in nature. The woman was killed by a dog in a tragic series of situations.”
It is understood that perhaps someone whose neighbor was on the premises issued the alert.
“There was at least one person on the premises who contacted the police. She witnessed the incident but is still investigating if anyone else was during the attack.”
“I’m having a hard time identifying her [the victim], We don’t know her identity.
By the time police arrived at the scene, the dogs had already been trapped in the hut, police said.
The animals were confiscated by the local council. It is likely to be dropped.
“At this point, dogs have not been established as dogs of a dangerous nature, but in that regard, the investigation is still in its infancy,” Lee said.
“At this stage, it’s a very tragic accident.”
A spokesman for the Fraser Coast Regional Council confirmed that the dog had been detained by the council.
“Today, I would like to express my condolences to the female friends and family who died in a dire situation,” he said.
“The dog has been detained by the council and this is an active police investigation, so I will refrain from further commenting at this time.”
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
AAP contributed to this report.