Autopsy Report Shows Dogs Killed Elderly Woman | NBC 6 South Florida

Autopsy Report Shows Dogs Killed Elderly Woman



    When Miami-Dade Animal Services took three dogs from a home in September, officials could not say whether the pets killed the elderly woman. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015)

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    When Miami-Dade Animal Services took three dogs from a southwest Miami-Dade home on Sept. 22, officials could not say with certainty whether the pets killed 91-year-old Carmen Reigada.

    Now an autopsy report obtained exclusively by NBC 6 shows Reigada's cause of death is dog bites of the head, neck and extremities.

    The autopsy findings are graphic. The medical examiner found the elderly woman had a defleshed face and scalp, as well as multiple puncture wounds of the neck.

    According to Miami-Dade Animal Services, the dogs are Labrador mixed breed and American bulldog mixed breed. 

    It's unclear whether more than one dog attacked Reigada. Police believe the woman lived with other relatives at the home, but it's unknown who owns the dogs.

    NBC 6 is still waiting to hear back from police about the latest information in the case.

    Animal services said it's waiting for the completed investigation and then they will make determinations in regards to the dogs, based on state law.

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