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Woman dead after being mauled by dog in Albertson, Nassau Police say

Long Island woman attacked, killed by son's pit bull
Long Island woman attacked, killed by son's pit bull 01:26

ALBERTSON, N.Y. - A woman was killed by a dog on Long Island. 

It happened at her home in Albertson, Nassau County. 

As CBS2's Ali Bauman reports, police described the scene as horrific. When officers first arrived on the scene, they say the 70-year-old victim had been mutilated in the backyard. 

It happened at a home on Terrace Court in Albertson. Police say the victim's 66-year-old husband left for work this morning, and when he returned home around 1 p.m. found his wife being dragged through the backyard by their pet pit bull. He called 911, and police say when officers arrived, the 7-year-old dog turned on them. One of the officers shot and killed the dog. 

An ambulance arrived and pronounced the woman dead at the scene. 

Sadly, this is the second heartbreak in a matter of weeks for the family. Just a couple of weeks ago, the couple's son died in a motorcycle crash, and this was his pet dog. 

"We didn't hear anything. We didn't hear a dog. We didn't an attack, nothing," said neighbor Jamie Elgorchi. 

"I remember the son, when he was alive, used to walk him with both hands, holding that leash, and that dog was leading him," another neighbor said. 

Police say they have no reports of any previous incidents or calls at the house regarding the dog. 

There's no criminality expected, and the victim's 66-year-old husband is now cooperating with police. 

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