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Woman fatally mauled by 'big, nasty pit bull' in Stockton

April 12, 2013|From Fox 40 Sacramento

A woman was mauled and killed by a pit bull Thursday night in Stockton.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office got a call about the dog attacking the woman around 8 p.m. on North Lillian Avenue near East Fremont Street.

They found the woman unresponsive in the driveway and said she had wounds on her body consistent with that of a dog attack.

San Joaquin County investigators are still trying to determine who the victim is and whether she lived at the residence where they found her.

Sgt. Tom Rees told the Record in Stockton that there was "a lot of blood." He described the dog as a "big, nasty pit bull."

Neighbor Rita Vasquez told the newspaper that she wasn't surprised by the attack, noting that the same dog had once bitten her late husband.

"We have grandchildren, and I won't even let them go out back to play on the swing because of those dogs," she said. "I'm just hoping they take them away. Why did somebody have to get hurt for something to happen?"

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