Crime Oklahoma Mom Mauled to Death in Dog Attack While Housesitting for Friend
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An Oklahoma woman is dead after she was mauled to death in a dog attack while housesitting for a friend, authorities say.
On Saturday, Osage County deputies responded to a request of a welfare check at a Skiatook home,and the . Upon arrival, deputies found the body of 28-year-old Rebecca McCurdy in the garage.
McCurdy had been housesitting and taking care of the homeowner's dogs. In a press release, the sheriff's office said evidence at the scene indicated that "Rebecca was the victim of a dog attack," thereports.
"The homeowner claimed he raised pit bull dogs for hobby/sale," the press release states. "There were several pit bull dogs caged in the garage. One of the dog cages was toppled over and there were many signs of a dog attack visible."
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It is unclear if McCurdy was mauled by one or multiple dogs.
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McCurdy leaves behind a husband and two small children, according to astarted by her family. In her she is described as having an infectious "warmth and genuine glow."
"Rebecca always had a smile on her face and brought joy and laughter to those around her," the obituary states. "You never knew if she was going to be sweet and bring home baked goods or if she was going to be mischievous and remove all the batteries from your remotes. She kept everyone on their toes in the best possible way. The void she is leaving behind is vast and wide and our lives will be forever changed without her with us."
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Investigators are awaiting an official cause and manner of death from the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office. The dogs suspected of the attack were removed from the home and are being held by authorities pending further investigation.
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