Elderly Woman Found Dead in Southwest Miami-Dade May Have Been Attacked by Family Dog: Police - NBC 6 South Florida

Elderly Woman Found Dead in Southwest Miami-Dade May Have Been Attacked by Family Dog: Police

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    Elderly Woman Found Dead, Police Investigate Possible Dog Attack

    Miami-Dade Police are investigating the death of 91-year-old Carmen Reigada, and whether she may have been mauled by dogs. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015)

    The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating the death of a 91-year-old woman who may have been attacked by her family dog.

    Investigators were called to a home in the 9400 block of Southwest 18th Terrace in Miami around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue found 91-year-old Carmen Reigada unresponsive, and believe she may have been attacked by the family dog.

    Reigada was transported to Kendall Regional Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

    Elderly Woman Found Dead, Possibly Attacked by Dog

    [MI] Elderly Woman Found Dead, Possibly Attacked by Dog
    Police are investigating the death of a 91-year-old Miami-Dade woman who may have been attacked by her family's dog. NBC 6's Rodney Spencer reports.
    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015)

    Neighbors told NBC 6 that Reigada was a kind woman, and many were shocked by what happened.

    "I feel very bad," one neighbor said. "I loved the lady."

    One neighbor told NBC 6 that to her knowledge, the dogs belonged to the victim's son.

    "Everybody knows the dogs," she says. "The dogs have been there before. The dogs know the lady, so I don't know why that happened, I really don't know why that happened."

    Some neighbors reported that the dogs were aggressive, while others say the dogs were well behaved.

    Miami-Dade Animal Services responded and impounded three dogs from the home, officials said. The dogs are being housed at the shelter while the death is investigated.

    Elderly Woman Found Dead in SW Miami-Dade

    [MI] Elderly Woman Found Dead in SW Miami-Dade
    Police are investigating after an elderly woman was found dead at her southwest Miami-Dade home, and family members suspect she may have been mauled by a pet dog. NBC 6's Rodney Spencer reports.
    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015)

    The investigation is ongoing.

    This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.

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