Pack of dogs kills Guntersville woman, seriously injures another

Four dogs attacked two women on Jason Road Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Posted: Nov. 29, 2017 11:51 AM
Updated: Nov. 29, 2017 9:50 PM

A Guntersville woman was killed and another woman seriously injured by a pack of dogs Wednesday morning, Marshall County authorities said.

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Tracey Patterson Cornelius, 46, was killed by four dogs on Jason Road around 8 a.m., according to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.

Marshall County Animal Control says all four dogs are now in the office's custody as of 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Animal control officers also captured other loose dogs in the area.

The four dogs involved in the attack will be held until a judge calls a hearing, but it is unknown when that will happen.

The sheriff's office said it's investigating what led to the attack.

One neighbor in the area told WAAY 31 this isn't the first time someone has been attacked by a dog in the area.

"There's all kinds of dogs that roam around this neighborhood. Most have owners and everything, but they roam all over. They have for years. No ones every been attacked this bad before, but there's been attacks and stuff like that," said Jacob Walters.

Walters said he still can't believe that his neighbor died. 

"It's very sad. It really is. It's heart breaking. I've known her since I was a little kid and just to see and hear about this is just tragic."

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