CHICAGO (STMW) — A 71-year-old woman died of natural causes in her north suburban home before she was discovered with dog bite marks on her body Tuesday evening, police said.
Elizabeth A. Flood was found by her 23-year-old grandson inside a home in the 26000 block of West Channel Avenue in unincorporated Antioch about 5:30 p.m., according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff’s office.READ MORE: Some Contract Workers Say Their PUA Benefits Are Being Cut Off With No Notice
The grandson called 911 and told dispatchers it looked as though the woman’s dogs — a German shepherd and Labrador/chow mix — had attacked her, according to the sheriff’s office.READ MORE: Deaths Of Mother And 15-Year-Old Daughter In Auburn Gresham House Fire Ruled Homicides Due To Arson
However, an autopsy Wednesday found Flood died of natural causes before she suffered multiple dog bites, according to the sheriff’s office.
When authorities arrived, the German shepherd was found walking around the neighborhood, and the other dog was still in the home. Lake County Animal Control took both dogs into custody.MORE NEWS: Even With Reopening Plans Across The Area, The Threat Of COVID Variants Looms Large
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