Great Danes kill woman, Warren County Coroner’s Office official.
A 49-year-old Waynesville, Ohio woman was killed by one or both of her Great Dane dogs in her home, said a Warren County Coroner’s Office official.
Mary Matthews was found by her husband shortly after he came home Friday, said Doyle Burke, chief investigator in the coroner’s office.
“She was attacked by her dog or dogs,” Burke said. “She just bled to death by the bites she received.”
No preliminary coroner’s report has been released yet, he said. The coroner’s office will release a report once a toxicology report is finished, he said.
The dogs were known to police and the dog warden, Burke said.
“They’ve bitten our victim in the past,” he said.
Burke said there are other police reports filed about the dogs.
“These dogs were known to be aggressive,” he said.
Matthews was somehow able to force the dogs outside onto a first-floor deck after being attacked, Burke said.
Police were dispatched Friday afternoon for a report of a possible overdose in the 7000-block of Waterway Drive, according to a police report.
Police met the woman’s husband and son in the driveway. Police saw bloody footsteps in the garage entryway into the home. Blood was found in multiple rooms, according to the report.
Mathews’ was found dead by police in a first-floor bathroom near the front door, according to the report.