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February 9, 2010 - Ohio Woman Dies of Suspected Dog Attack

February 9, 2010 - Ohio Woman Dies of Suspected Dog Attack

A 63-year-old woman in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, appears to have died as a result of an attack by her own dog, police say.

Police said Carolyn Baker's husband, Ricardo, found the woman in their driveway early Sunday morning with numerous bite wounds to her body, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported.

After being transported to an area hospital with the bite marks and severe right arm and shoulder injuries, Baker was pronounced dead within hours.

Police said it appears Baker went into her home's backyard early Sunday morning to bring her Rottweiler-mix dog inside.

A short time later, a neighbor called the couple's home to say the dog had gotten loose from the yard.

Police said Ricardo Baker, who had been sleeping at the time, awoke and soon discovered his wife.

The Plain Dealer said the Bakers' dog has been impounded, while an autopsy is scheduled on Baker's remains as part of the investigation into her death.

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