A man believed to be mauled to death by his own dog in Perth has been identified as 59-year-old father Dave Whitney.
On Monday night around 8.10pm, police were called to a home in Morley after a man aged in his 50s was found deceased.
Western Australia Police said on arrival officers called rangers to remove an aggressive dog from the property. In a statement it said homicide squad detectives were investigating the death and a 36-year-old man was assisting with inquiries, but had not been charged.
A post-mortem is expected to be held as early as Wednesday to determine how Mr Whitney died.
Nine News said Mr Whitney had been in an argument with his 36-year-old housemate, but it was the dog, a rottweiler, which had inflicted the injuries.
The network said the dog has since been put down after it lunged at police.
It also reported Mr Whitney and his housemate had to have plastic surgery after the dog attacked them both earlier this year, and neighbours had complained to council after the dog had attacked children.
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