A 22 -year-old woman was attacked and killed by her own dogs, her Father found her remains.
Bethany Lynn Stephens was last seen alive on Tuesday, December 12, when she went for a walk with her 2 pit bulls in the woods new her house in Virginia.
her body was found 2 days later near the 2 dogs that attacked her showing signs of an animal mauling.
Her Father, John Stephens, who discovered her body, according to authorities.
A pair of “very large, brindle-colored pit bull dogs” helped Bethany’s father find her remains as they were aggressively trying to keep him away from her body, The medical reports reveal that
Bethany had several defensive wounds on her arms and hands. She also sustained puncture wounds in her skull, which fits with a mauling.
It’s believed that the dogs were bred for fighting, and it took over an hour to collect the dogs, tranquilize them and take them to animal control.
The first traumatic injury to her was to her throat and face, and it appears she was taken to the ground, lost consciousness, and the dogs then mauled her to death.
County Sheriff James L. Agnew stated “nearly 40 years in law enforcement, I’ve never seen anything quite like it.”