Grandmother found dead with dog bites on body in Antioch

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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A grandmother was found dead with multiple dog bites in Antioch. It's undetermined whether the bites contributed to her death, officials said.

ANTIOCH, Ill. (WLS) -- A 71-year-old grandmother was found dead with dog bite marks on her body in her home in Antioch, officials said.

The woman's 23-year-old grandson found her when he came home Tuesday evening. He called 911 and reported that a German Shepherd and a Labrador-chow mix may have attacked his grandmother.

"It's unknown if the dog bites came from one of the dogs or both of the dogs," said Detective Chris Covelli with the Lake County sheriff's office. "However, she did sustain numerous dog bites covering her body."

The Labrador was found in the house and the German shepherd was roaming the neighborhood.

Both dogs were taken by animal control.

An autopsy will be conducted Wednesday.

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