Perry County woman mauled by roommate’s dogs


(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PERRY COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — A 60-year-old Perry County woman was found dead outside of her home in Miller Township last Wednesday, July 28, after a passerby reported a female laying on the front yard.

Pennsylvania State Police say Rhoda Wagner, 60, was caring for her roommate’s three Pit Bull Terriers when they attacked her for an unknown reason. Investigators say Wagner was alone at the time of the incident but had been taking care of the animals in her residence for over a month.

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The passerby told police the dogs were running loose in the yard when Wagner’s body was found. The three dogs were euthanized at the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area with the consent of their owner.

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