Police believe Georgia doctor was killed by pack of dogs

Authorities are investigating the death of a South Georgia doctor who was found in a ditch Thursday morning.

The Lyons Police Department is investigating the death of Dr. Nancy Shaw, who practiced internal medicine in Vidalia, according to a medical directory listing for the physician.

Lyons Police Chief Wesley Walker told WTOC one of his officers was on patrol about 3 a.m. Thursday, on Skyline Boulevard, when he noticed a vehicle parked on the shoulder of the road. The car was running and the doors were open, according to the WTOC report.

The officer checked the area and discovered Shaw’s body.

Walker said the department is continuing to investigate the circumstances of Shaw’s death. However, he believes Shaw was attacked by a pack of “wild dogs” that had been roaming that area.

Police are searching for the dogs that may be responsible, but they have not found them yet.