Woman allegedly dies from bites from family dog

November 15, 2018

HART — The Michigan State Police’s Hart Post is investigating the death of a 77-year-old Newaygo County woman.

State troopers were dispatched at 7 p.m. Tuesday to a residence in Big Prairie Township to an unresponsive female that appeared to have been bitten by a family dog, according to a press release from the state police. First responders’ life-saving measures were not successful, and Sharon Lee Daniels was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

The initial investigation determined Daniels was home alone with three family dogs when one of the dogs inflicted fatal bites to her body. Daniels is disabled and was confined to a wheelchair. Troopers are continuing to investigate the incident as an autopsy is pending. No criminal activity is suspected at this time.

Three pit bull dogs were seized by Newaygo County Animal Control officers and are currently being held at the Newaygo County Animal Shelter.

State troopers are continuing to investigate the incident. Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Department, Newaygo County Animal Control, Big Prairie Fire Department and Life EMS.

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