A 66-year-old dog trainer’s body was discovered in her backyard covered in bite marks, according to authorities.
Police said the victim, identified as Elaine Richman, was discovered dead Friday morning at her Houston home after she missed several obedience classes, news station KPRC reported.
Richman appeared to have been mauled by dogs and had bite marks on her arms, hands, and face, police said.
Emergency responders pronounced the trainer dead at the scene.
Two full-grown Doberman Pinschers were inside the home, authorities said. It’s unclear if they are responsible for the trainer’s death.
Houston Kennel Club president, Tom Pincus, said it’s rare a dog would cause their owner’s death, the Houston Chronicle reported.
“That is extremely unusual, that a person is attacked by their personal dogs,” Pincus told the newspaper. “I would not believe that for a second until I heard that from a coroner’s report.”