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Kaufman Police investigating death of elderly woman, possible dog attack

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On Monday, March 31, the Kaufman Police Department received notice from the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office that they had a 911 call about a deceased female in the City of Kaufman. Kaufman Police responded to the address in the 1400 block of East First North Street at approximately 4:48 p.m. They discovered 85 year-old Dorothy Hamilton, deceased in the living room at the address.

Kaufman Police Captain Ed Black said, “There were two large, very aggressive pit bulls inside the residence, and it appeared that the animals had attacked Hamilton.” The officers on scene were contacted by the victim's son and told that he owns the animals. He said he had been keeping the dogs there for “several months.”

Upon further investigation, police found that the dogs had been kept in a bedroom of the residence, but had broken through the door to “get at the victim.” Eight pit bulls were taken from the property, including the two pit bulls that were inside the residence. Captain Black said, “An autopsy is being performed on the victim to determine the exact cause of death. At this time, no charges have been filed in this case.”

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