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The Daily Dispatch: April 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Woman killed by a dog. (search)
A Woman killed by a dog. --The Pittsburg papers state that on Thusrday morning last, an old lady named Betsy Davis, aged sixty seven years, residing with two brothers in Ross township, near Perrysville, Pa., was found lying by her bedside in a dying condition — her left leg having been horribly lacerated by a dog, as was supposed. The flesh, from the knee to the ankle, had been literally torn off, and eaten up, as it could nowhere be found in the room. The body was badly scratched as if by the nails of a dog.--The old lady was raised and placed in bed, where she expired in about two hours. The dog was killed. Developments made during the coroner's inquest, rendered probable the supposition that the old woman was stupefied with liquor when attacked by the dog.