Woman found mauled to death by dog in Screven Co.

Woman found mauled to death by dog in Screven Co.
Published: Aug. 2, 2016 at 9:26 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2016 at 11:23 PM EDT
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SCREVEN CO., GA (WTOC) - Investigators say 30-year-old Michelle Wilcox died when her boyfriend's pit bull mauled her at his home, near Newington, while he was at work.

Investigators in the area are calling it one of the most tragic situations they've ever seen. Around 6 p.m. Monday night, they got the 911 call of a dead person at the home on Jenkins Lane.

They found a horrific scene, the woman dead from a dog attack.

"We may never know why. The dog was raised from a puppy in the house. Always inside. She came home and let it out and seemed to be doing the normal routine. The dog just attacked. Not sure we'll ever know why," said Screven County Sheriff Mike Kile.

Investigators say none of the dogs in the home had any known history of viciousness or aggression.

The dog was put down by the owner immediately following the discovery of the attack.

Investigators believe they'll have the case wrapped up later this week.

GBI assisted with this investigation.

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