MORENO VALLEY (AP) — Investigators have determined a Southern California woman found dead in her backyard was mauled by two neighborhood pit bull mixes.
Moreno Valley police want the dog owner charged.
The body of 53-year-old Christina Casey was found by a neighbor on Nov. 2 behind her Moreno Valley home, but authorities didn’t immediately determined the cause of death.
Sgt. Jaime Briones told the Riverside Press-Enterprise on Tuesday that investigators have now confirmed neighborhood pit bull-Weimaraner mixes mauled the woman. The sergeant says a forensic dentist determined the dogs were responsible.
Police will ask Riverside County prosecutors to file involuntary manslaughter charges against the dog owners, whose names haven’t been disclosed.
The dogs have been quarantined.
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