Woman found in backyard likely mauled to death by her dogs

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A woman found dead in her backyard in the US state of Texas was possibly mauled to death by her two dogs, police say. 

The 48-year-old woman, Tiffany Frangione, was discovered at her Houston home on November 19 with a puncture wound to her neck.

According to ABC 13, during the investigation into the woman's death, police developed the theory that Ms Frangione had allowed her two dogs – a female Alaskan husky mix and a male Cane Corso mix – into the backyard where they began fighting with the neighbour's dog through a fence. 

Police believe Ms Frangione may have tried to intervene in the fight when her dogs turned on her. 

Police believe the woman was mauled to death by her beloved dogs. Source: Instagram
Police believe the woman was mauled to death by her beloved dogs. Source: Instagram

"This makes me very sad happening to anyone – and somebody in our own neighbourhood, that’s even worse," neighbour Kelia Ballou told KHOU11. 

Medical examiners are reportedly still working to officially determine the cause of the woman's death. 

However, ABC 13 reported that the two dogs have been signed over to be euthanised. 

Ms Frangione operated social media accounts on Instagram for both her beloved dogs. 

Last month, a 42-year-old woman in the US state of Oregon was mauled to death by a dog with a history of attacks while trying to protect her children.

In June, a Queensland woman was mauled to death by a three dogs, while in July a 5-month-old baby was killed by the family dog on the NSW Central Coast.

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