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71-year-old woman mauled to death by pit bulls

Posted: 9:34 AM, Jul 17, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-18 15:25:57Z
71-year-old woman mauled to death by pit bulls
71-year-old woman mauled to death by pit bulls
Detroit police say a 71-year-old woman was mauled to death by four pit bulls on Saturday night in Detroit.
 
According to police, it happened on Ferdinand St. in southwest Detroit.
 
Police say the dogs belonged to the family. The woman's relatives arrived home and found Elizabeth Rivera dead, according to police.
 
The medical examiner's office confirms Rivera died from a bite to the neck. 
 
The dogs were taken into custody with animal control for further testing.