A Texas woman found dead in her backyard may have been mauled by her own dogs, police said.
Tiffany L. Frangione, 48, was found with fatal puncture wounds to her neck in her Houston yard last Friday morning.
Frangione had let her two pups out into her backyard when they started fighting with the neighbor’s dog through the fence, according to detectives.
They believe Frangione was trying to intervene when her own dogs – a 5-year-old female Alaskan husky mix and male Cane Corso mix — turned on her.
She was dead when cops arrived on the scene.
Frangione’s husband turned the two dogs over to the BARC Animal Shelter in Houston on Friday, according to local ABC affiliate KTRK.
The dogs were scheduled to be euthanized on Monday.
Police said they are awaiting the autopsy results to determine Frangione’s official cause of death.
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences will hand down the finding.