Christmas Eve pit bull attack leaves Kentucky woman dead, husband injured

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Two pit bulls attacked and killed a woman on Christmas Eve in a Kentucky coal town.

Bell County deputies responded to the bloody scene Sunday morning to discover a woman and her husband “had been savagely attacked” by two pit bulls. Investigators said the husband managed to shoot the dogs afterwards, killing one of them.  The husband survived the attack.

The Bell County Coroner’s Office said the woman who was killed was Lorraine Brock Saylor, 66.  Her husband was Johnny Saylor.

The sheriff’s department said a caller had reported his brother and sister-in-law were attacked by two of their neighbor’s dogs.

 

The sheriff urged residents to be on the lookout for the injured dog.

“Under no circumstances are you to engage this dangerous animal,” the department said.

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