Ohio woman found dead with bite marks, puncture wounds was mauled to death by her own dogs: Police
49-year-old Mary Matthews was reportedly so intoxicated that she did not realize how badly she had been bitten by the dogs and did not call for help
CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP, OHIO: A woman was found dead in her home in Ohio last week. According to the authorities, she was very likely killed her pet Great Danes.
The police in Clearcreek Township shared that 49-year-old Mary Matthews could have been so intoxicated that she did not realize how badly she had been bitten by the dogs and did not call for help. Mary was found dead by her husband Dale on Friday when he returned home after being released from Warren County Jail.
Officer Wendi Blaha who responded to the report of a possible overdose at Matthews' home revealed how she came across walls covered in blood and found Mary laying on the bathroom floor. Her body had been covered in bite marks and puncture wounds. The report also stated that she appeared to be missing some flesh from her ankle.
Mary was not breathing and her body was rigid, as per the report. Officer Blaha also found two large but thin Great Danes on a deck which was totally covered with feces, so much so that the "actual deck could not be seen".
According to Dale, one of the dogs was extremely 'vicious' and had been biting many people including him.
The dogs were taken by a warden to make bite comparisons. The Warren County Coroner's Office spoke to NBC News and shared that the dogs will be euthanized.
Dale also shared that his wife would start most of her days by taking "numerous" prescription medications and also drinking beer.
The authorities also shared that Mary had likely got the dogs outside after one or both would have attacked her. She was likely killed on the same day that she had been found, as per the Coroner's Office. She was last seen alive two days before she passed away.
The preliminary cause of death has been listed as "attacked by dogs".