Sheriff: Woman in East Tennessee found dead with ‘numerous dog bites’
East Tennessee investigators are attributing the death of a woman to an attack by a family dog.
Sevier County officials announced the death of 70-year-old Debbie Boyd who was found dead at a home in Seymour and had suffered numerous dog bites.
Officers observed two large Rottweilers in a fenced-in yard that had been secured by family members. The animals have been sent to a county facility until the investigation is complete.
Here is the official statement posted on social media that was authorized by Sheriff Ron Seals:
A Sevier County woman has died as a result of an attack by a family dog. Officers were dispatched to a residence on Olympic View Court in Seymour on Friday June 3rd, 2022 and found a 70-year-old female, identified as Debbie Boyd, deceased, suffering from numerous dog bites. Officers observed 2 large Rottweiler dogs in the fenced-in yard that had been secured by family members before the arrival of first responders. It was determined that the dogs were in the home with the victim at the time of the attack along with a small child, who was uninjured. The dogs were captured by Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Division and taken to an animal housing facility till the investigation is completed. The victim was taken to Knox County Regional Forensic Center in Knoxville for an autopsy. The investigation is ongoing.
(IMAGE: Sevier County Sheriff’s Office / Official Facebook / DPI)