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Posted: 12:49 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

Trotwood woman, 76, killed by pet dogs

Staff Report


A 76-year-old woman was killed by her dogs over the weekend, according to reports.

Dawn Jurgens, 76, was found deceased by her husband, Carl Jurgens, outside of their North Union Road home on Saturday, according to reports. Dawn Jurgens was known to let the dogs outside everyday around 3 p.m. Her husband returned and realized the dogs were still outside, and after putting them in their kennels, he discovered his wife’s body, according to reports.

Carl Jurgens told News Center 7’s Kate Bartley his wife loved the two dogs and had owned them since they were puppies. He said he didn’t know what caused the dogs to turn on his wife.

Jurgens had visible major injuries to her face and scalp, in addition to bite and puncture wounds on her arm, according to police.

The cane corso dogs, a type of mastiff, were euthanized Tuesday.

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