Pit bulls maul 86-year-old woman to death, police say

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An 86-year-old woman died after being bitten by a dog in a home in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

The call came in around 12:56 p.m. Monday.

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Officials said Bessie Flowers was found suffering from fatal dog bite injuries and that she had been bitten several times and died at the scene.

Her two dogs were quarantined on the back deck after the attack.

Neighbors told WSOC that they are pit bulls and apparently have shown aggressive behavior in the past.

Neighbors also described Flowers as a very sweet woman who always gave a friendly smile and a wave while walking the dogs.

The two American pit bull terriers, properly licensed and vaccinated, were placed under a 10-day quarantine while the investigation is ongoing, CMPD said.

Animal Care and Control officers have responded to one previous call at the same address in April of 2013 in reference to a complaint of two aggressive animals.

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Posted by WSOC-TV on Monday, March 28, 2016