MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Authorities said they are investigating the death of an elderly woman found mauled by a dog on Tuesday.
According to Miami-Dade Police, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue requested their assistance at around 4 p.m. after they found a 91-year-old woman unresponsive and suffering from an apparent dog bite.
Police responded to the home located at 9415 SW 18th Terrace and called in Miami-Dade Animal Services in regards to the dog. The dog found at the home also lives there, police said.
The woman was taken to Kendall Regional Hospital where she died. Investigators have not confirmed if the dog bite was the cause of her death or it was from her age.
Police said they believe someone else also lives at the house – whether or not they were home at the time of the incident is unknown.
Investigators have not released the name of the woman.
If you have any information, contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.