Bethany Stephens

When Bethany Lynn Stephens, of Glen Allen, Va., was mauled to death last week by her 2 pit bulls while out for a walk, rumors swirled that she was killed by a different predator -- perhaps a bear or coyote.

The rumors were so widespread on social media that Goochland County Sheriff Jim Agnew decided to reveal information that his office had withheld from the public.

Agnew said that when he and his officers arrived at the horrific scene, they observed the 2 dogs eating the 22-year-old woman's rib cage.

Stephens, who raised the pit bulls since they were puppies, was attacked while walking the dogs in a wooded area not far from her father's house in Goochland, Va, about 30 miles from Richmond.

Stephens' father went looking for her on Thursday, Dec. 14, after he realized she had been missing for over 24 hours.

He found her body -- which he originally mistook for an animal carcass -- about half a mile from the main road.

The distraught father described seeing the 2 dogs "aggressively" guarding his daughter's body.

That description of the dogs fiercely protecting their owner's body led many dog lovers around the world to assume someone or something else killed her.

The news stunned Stephens' friends, including Barbara Norris, who said the dogs would never harm anyone.

“They’d kill you with kisses,” Norris told NBC affiliate WWBT.

But Agnew told reporters the evidence pointed to Stephens' dogs as her killers.

"Ms. Stephens was terribly, terribly injured, but it was very apparent to us that she had been dead for quite some time," he said.

Agnew said one of the dogs grabbed Stephens by the neck, probably when she tried to break up a fight. "The first traumatic injury ... was to her throat and face," Agnew said.

He added that the damage to her body “was so extensive that there was nothing left to compare bite marks to.”

Agnew said his office was flooded with phone calls from dog lovers begging him to spare the lives of the 2 pit bulls because they could not have killed her.

He told The Washington Post earlier that investigators don’t suspect foul play and that forensic evidence, including defensive wounds on her hands and arms, showed that the dogs were responsible for her death.

Sgt. Mike Blackwood of the sheriff’s office says Stephens and the dogs were not particularly close. She lived elsewhere and the dogs lived with her father.

Blackwood told reporters that the dogs were kept outside in a kennel with little human contact. He said Stephens stopped by the house "about 5 times a week" to feed or walk the animals.

"They became a little distant from their owner towards the end,” Blackwood said.

Shawn Whitlock, an investigator with the sheriff’s office, said there was no sign that she was killed by a human.

“Nothing that said domestic violence. Nothing that said she was stabbed. Nothing that said she was shot. No bones, no injuries to the throat area. There was no particular bleeding inside the esophagus, which would’ve been conducive with choking her out. None of that,” he told reporters.

There is also no evidence that she had been sexually assaulted, authorities said.

Agnew said at least one of the dogs had a significant amount of blood on its collar and neck, the Washington Post reported.

He said the bite marks on Stephens' skull were consistent with canine teeth and that a bear's teeth would have punctured her skull.

The dogs were euthanized Saturday, with the family’s permission.

“I think it was in the best interest of our community and for public safety to do that,” Agnew said. “Once a dog tastes human flesh, it’s no longer safe to have that dog around humans.”

  • Ms..N

    So sad and even when dogs kills which is their animal instinct people still want to spare their lives!!Smdh

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I'm a German Shepard girl..
    Good morning Roses!

  • Junkanoo

    Perhaps the lack of human contact and interaction played a major role in the attack. Pitbulls have a bad reputation for attacking people a awful way to die

  • Coy little wink

    This is horrific this poor woman ?

    No way i'd have 2 pit bulls that each weigh as much as me...she didn't stand a chance against one much less 2

  • Jen_no_juice

    Agnew said his office was flooded with phone calls from dog lovers begging him to spare the lives of the 2 pit bulls
    -----------------------------
    ?? I wonder if these the same folks who say victims need to stop resisting when getting arrested for no reason. Folks put more value on a dog's life then.... nevermind

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I read this and my heart aches for her loved ones. The horror she went through.....

  • PROPHETMAJOR

    Blacks folks always talking bout, oh he won't bite! Bullshit!!!

  • Renee26

    Ok, so there are conflicts in the reports...Interesting

    Sherriff Agnew said one of the dogs grabbed Stephens by the neck, probably when she tried to break up a fight. “The first traumatic injury … was to her throat and face,”

    Then the investigator says
    "no injuries to the throat area. There was no particular bleeding inside the esophagus, which would’ve been conducive with choking her out. None of that,” he told reporters.

  • Armymom20

    then a humans life... I'll say it.

  • Renee26

    I swear! I'm going to visit friends who already had 1 pit mix who is very sweet and I trust but now they have another one (rescue) and I'm kinda scared...I don't know him

  • brownisback

    i have a former coworker that gets pissed and dang near ready to fight
    every time someone talks about how dangerous they are and that if they're raised correctly they won't attack you.

  • SayWhatNow?

    I was just saying the same thing. They need to get it together!

  • Renee26

    That's how you know somebody is lying...nonetheless the dogs did need to be put down after eating her flesh...but they could have just been hungry while protecting her body... like on Shameless

  • justlooking

    Hey Sis sad story, I be so perplexed why folks is confused.

    Snakes, dogs ,crazy arse moutha suckas, even McGruff tell you he gonna take a bite outta crime.

    PERIOD, END OF Story The END

  • hotntot95

    I am too.. but I know German shepherds ain't wrapped tight, that's why the police use them..lol, mine was loyal, sweet, and very protective but crazy as hell at the same time...

  • justlooking

    This pisses me off, but will not make one SINGLE Call about unarmed black.

  • Renee26

    I know a few too...if it has teeth it will bite and if it's big it can overpower you...I'd rather be bit by something small than a big azz dog

  • Renee26

    LMAO...it's too early

  • You Could Never

    There are a few HERE who do the same

  • jussaying

    I was thinking about that episode too.

  • brownisback

    My brother had 2 pits and his girlfriend had a poodle. One of the pits attacked the poodle, had the poodle's neck and my brother had to hit that pit with a car jack before it let go

  • E Jai

    Learn how to read... he's saying no injury to the throat area or esophagus which suggests being stabbed, choked or shot. Not that there was no injury at all to that area.... Let me guess you didn't go to college? You can't read for comprehension. Smdh

  • jussaying

    THIS... why do you even get a dog as a pet if you're going to leave it outside in a kennel and it's not allowed inside your home?

  • Renee26

    <<< Gasps and clutches imaginary pearls

  • brownisback

    You would've thought someone said something personal about her kid because of how upset she got and she don't even have pits

  • E Jai

    Anything with teeth Will bite including a human!

  • You Could Never

    bf has a work homie. his daughter got badly bit back years ago on her arm. why them damn folks STILL got not those dogs, but the same damn BREED. he was like who tf does that.

  • Renee26

    Bitch apparently YOU can't read...look at the first sentence before you hop off my comment section

  • You Could Never

    White ones too. It be sounding so crazy to me.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    I've seen people fight in comments over this. A little common sense will do people a lot of good but everyone wants to think they will be the exception SMH

  • Elevated Soul

    My favorite dog is the mighty German Shepherd.I don't mess with Pit Bulls aka Devil Dogs....Nope not me.

  • Renee26

    Fiona crazy for keeping that mutt LMAO

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Really? Mine was never cray cray. He was the perfect pet. My best friend.

  • E Jai

    Yep you didn't go to college....don't be mad and call me names cause you can't read. And the first part that you copied isn't a sentence. Lol! Bye Felicia

  • shun king

    she was mistreating the dogs, had them in the house than put them in a cage outside in the cold and put them off on her dad to take care of and he didnt feed them...i doubt those are real pit bulls very few people have real pure pitbulls now a days

  • You Could Never

    Actually Glen Allen is close to here. Can get there quicker than I can Charlotte. So their news is here.

    Some are saying the dogs were planted there and she was killed due to foul play bc she had been getting documented death threats for months. And bc she was already dead they fed on her.

  • cherrypie

    This is really sad story. We had a poodle growing up but that's it. I know there are some breeds that are really sweet but I swear I don't really even mess with any animals. No dogs or cats. Cats give me the creeps. I feel sorry for this young lady and her family. This did not have to happen.

  • Noirluv45

    A lot of people say that about their dogs, not just Black people.

  • cherrypie

    Why was she getting death threats tho?

  • pecancandy

    This is why I side eye the Fluck out of ppl who say their dog doesn’t bite. Any dog will bite!

  • cherrypie

    Lmao....ikr!

  • Vonn

    I don't trust any animal...people either. You never know what's going on in another brain.

  • isaiit

    Well I believe dogs have personalities. I work with people who are blind and I visited a Guide Dog school in NJ as part of my course work. This school breeds dogs (German Shepards and Labs) in their clinic to cut down on diseases that will shorten their life. Any who, the guide dogs go through extensive training. They can only go through the program twice and if they dont make the cut the second time they cant be a guide dog. But we were told the overly aggressive dogs were sent to be police dogs and the docile dogs were sent to be therapy dogs.

  • You Could Never

    You were rude first. You didnt have to come off like that with YOUR first words of "learn how to read". You could have said that totally differently. Then when she claps back its..."oh dont be mad and call me names"

    Go drink your ass some bleach and have a seat while you attempt to talk to the Poison Control Center folks

  • Noirluv45

    What a tragic story. I've heard stories of dogs eating their owners because they have no food.

    I have a 100 lb. Rocky Mountain Bulldog who is part mastiff, bulldog, and boxer and she's the sweetest dog ever, but I will never say she won't bite because she has teeth and you never know the mind of an animal.

  • brownisback

    Another coworker's friend had a snake..SMDH
    She was talking about how the snake all of a sudden started cuddling up to her in bed. She ended up taking it to the vet and they told her the snake was sizing her up to kill her

  • justlooking

    Whispers in low tone voice, did dog die.

  • my view

    F U troll

  • brownisback

    Kim Zolciak, ion know why I keep thinking she kept the dog that attacked her son but I could be mistaken

  • justlooking

    Yeah, I read that some well, are you telling tall tales now. LOG OFF.

    I'm over here chuckling. STOP IT, Not funning

  • You Could Never

    Not sure but I saw it in their local news comments section. This story which was run by the Sac Bee explains it a little more.

    http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article190250629.html

  • You Could Never

    I think Latrell Sprewell kept the one that bit his daughter in her face. Paige. I will never forget that.

  • hotntot95

    She didn't like my mom...she chewed up all her left shoes...SMH, didn't touch the right ones..that's just one incident..lol

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Hard to care about her pet choices.

  • brownisback

    I'm just telling what my coworker told me, either way I think the lady was an idiot for having a snake period

  • brownisback

    Lol no it didn't but he got rid of them that day

  • hotntot95

    I worked at a animal hospital for many years, u got some dogs who are sweet as pie with their owners but with strangers it's an entirely different story...they need sedation..lol

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Especially a bit bull.

  • brownisback

    Well in his defense................he is a little...different
    *looks around paranoid*
    I LOVE YOU LATRELLE SO PLEASE DON'T COME FOR MY NECK!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    OMG, I read this yesterday and meant to ask you about it, Sandra!
    Now you know people don't want to accept that these dogs killed her (but this doesn't surprise me because we Are talking about my home state - Virginia - (and you remember how they handled Mike Vick over those dogs). https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • isaiit

    Big and little dogs. I have a friend with an ankle biter and she is super aggressive lol. I cant stand that dog

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    exactly! when folks say that, I always remind them that their dog has TEETH. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16192fdc61f10ea0e85c64a5c68ffcada626e5c7a9764a7592d68ef5a33dfbcb.gif

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Pit bull owners are in denial when it comes to that. Lots of pit bulls that are "raised correctly" have turned on their owners...or the kids.
    I never hear of that happening with German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, etc. Just Pit Bulls. Violence is bred into a Pit Bull's DNA, and you never know what's going to trigger them to act out.

  • Ni Ni

    you never know the mind of an animal.
    _______________
    ?This! No matter how you love it, it's still an animal with pointy, sharp teeth & claws.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    so that basically sounds like they need to be trained to NOT act on their natural killer instinct

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    so TRUE.

  • You Could Never

    'Trell crazy as 15 bed bugs.

    He was one of my fave NBA players from that era

    Choked the shit out of his coach at Golden State one day. With a big ass blow out. Got traded to NY and was playing for the Knicks by the END OF THE WEEK. With cornrows. *tears* That is before mid season trades were commonplace. The internet. You actually had to WATCH ESPN to keep up with the drama

  • brownisback

    Except my coworker's dog.................he doesn't have any teeth LOL! Coworker gets pissed when people joke about it

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    If a dog feels threatened or you threaten their pups or the family that's caring for them, they will attack. My dog, RIP, didn't like randoms messing with his tail. We told ppl this and they dumb asses would do it anyway and almost get chomped on.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol...he's gonna gum someone

  • Rayne

    I wouldn’t dare want those dogs around me. I won’t even come in your house!

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  • Ryan

    Pit bulls aren't meant as pets. I'll never understand the idiots who try to defend them. Asking they not be put to sleep - OK, you take them in YOUR house then. Dumb MFs care more about dogs than people!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • justlooking

    They gonna say these were his dogs, from is blood line. YEAP

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  • Bonita

    She did.

  • justlooking

    Pops light out too!

  • Ebony Starr

    I once had a pit clamp on my thigh. Yes the do clamp/lock their jaws, I felt. Luckily I had just watched a special that said don't move if this happens. I stopped dead in my tracks, didn't move breath,etc. The dog finally released. The owner had his friend take the dog away. He then asked me what did I do? I snapped. I called the police,but they said that there was nothing they could do because it didn't break the skin.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • brownisback

    Latrelle, Metta World Peace.........smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    if they were out in the woods (as one account reported) it's plenty other stuff out there they could have eaten. them dogs set her up.... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

  • justlooking
  • Lilianna

    This is awful. Did this young woman raise the dogs daily or were they watched daily by the father and she would visit? Does anyone know if the dogs were walked by her regularly or are they usually in cages or outside all day? I knew a guy that had like 6-7 pit bulls in a large doghouse in his backyard. Those dogs were horribly mistreated and one killed one over food he believes. I also remember when one of the dogs was on it's menstrual the other dogs would lick up the blood if he didn't clean it up fast enough. They are strange dogs (pit-bulls)

  • brownisback

    See if you would've shot the dog you would've been in the wrong! The average person doesn't know what to do but I prolly would've tried to kick the owner's azz

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you gotta hear Bill Burr's comedy routine where he talks about getting a rescue dog that scared him, ROFL!

  • brownisback

    I'll take a tea cup yorkie and be satisfied!
    I wanted an Akita but changed my mind

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  • cherrypie

    Wow! This story is so sad. Thanks for the link.

  • MissHarlem

    Raised pits love them wouldn't get any other dog if I had to have one ?? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/199b570daf0c946aefdbe4eb0bc049ff84e2b2cd2ab86f33ea99428d575e0624.gif

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Yes!
    and Metta's wife ain't to be played with either. I remember the first BBW set, they were climbing tables, throwing drinks, etc., but NONE of them wives stepped to Metta's wife. they knew, LOL!!!!

  • Tahj

    true my dog I had since he was 8 weeks. I dont trust his ass as far I can see him. Yes he's sweet, yes he loves my kid. BUT when he gets startled or scared he will bite the crap out of whatever he thinks is trying to get him. We've never abused him. we had hims since a puppy. something is wrong with that damn dog. I also think that certain dogs need a ALPHA. Like Mastiffs, Stafford, American Pitts. If you notice they always attack women. Im not saying that only men can be ALPHAs, Im saying that if you dont have that ALPHA personality. Its hard to be Alpha to a Alpha dog. THis is horrible. But when Im half Sherpard Half Pit dog goes. Im getting a little lap dog. They bite too, but they aint gonna kill. Im over all this crap.

  • Vonn

    Lol

  • brownisback

    I sooo despise lacefronts lol

  • Yardgirl

    OMG!! That is so scary. Thanks for the tip, I will try to remember that if I am ever in that situation **shudder** These young people, mostly men and their pitbull dogs always saying "oh no he is gentle and safe!! FOH!!

    I was walking past a parked car and the pitbull in the passenger seat game me such a look of pure hate, I know for damn sure he was bred to hate black people!! I am not afraid of dogs but even typing this right now is giving me the creeps.

  • You Could Never

    Once they taste human flesh they HAVE to be put down. They arent safe around humans after that. So Im trying to figure out what did the folks who didnt want to put them down...want to be done with them?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • jussaying

    I would’ve kept it to too. People out here eating asshole and still tonguing one another lol.

  • You Could Never

    Kimsha. Love her

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    OMG, my heart is beating so fast right now from reading this! (glad you're ok, smh)

  • justlooking
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  • justlooking

    My granddaddy told me this, he said once you get them that it's over. No turning back.

  • Yardgirl

    Michael Vick did his time and they STILL talking about him like he is the worst monster on earth!! SMH

  • You Could Never

    My dad and granny told me that. A dog they had when he was coming up found a dead body in a shallow grave and with a pack of around the way dogs...was eating off it. Neighbor found them and reported all of the dogs he could identfy and contacted the owners. Damn dog came trotting back home. My gradnfather went out back with his rifle and did the deed.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    look at you.... I see you been faithfully applying that black castor oil to your edges! do it!

  • justlooking

    WHAT? LAWD I slightly fainted. Glad you living and limbs are intact. Wipes Brow

  • Yardgirl

    You aint even lying girl!! I am covered in goosebumps!! *shudder* Thank god they provide us with free coffee/tea/hot choc because I need to calm my nerves. Off to the breakroom ----------->>

  • imright

    u should have to get a license to have a Pitbull...something similar to owning a gun. those things ? are unpredictable !! RIP

  • CookieMobster

    Me too my Pitt is precious. He is so sweet he even loves our bunny. He would not hurt anyone but he has been properly trained and socialized since birth. That makes all of the difference. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/20b615ceac9ffb2d10d348c68a86545e5d1a8b79401d911e67c8af6d1def83a3.jpg

  • Scromes1212

    You got a mutt lol

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    she was SO unbothered by all the foolishness that had broken out around her, ROFL!!!! neither Evelyn nor those wanna-be-thug Govan sisters EVER stepped to Kimsha, not Never.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    it's sad. I love Pitts.....but you have to be a thorough and responsible owner. Mine attacked a smaller dog in our community...He was not the same afterwards...and he had to be put down. I see these people walking their Pitts, and the Pitt is pulling them...it tells me immediately they do not have any real authority over the dog, and therefore could not stop it's attack on another being. May she rest in peace,,,,but may this story be a lesson for people who go out and get these big beautiful beast as accessories

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!!!

  • Scromes1212

    Makes makes no difference smh they are dangerous and always will be, no matter how long you have had the dog. But it's cool that yours is a good dog. But most aren't.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    OMG he is a beauty...everyone can't own this breed. I wish people needed a special permit to do so.

  • justlooking

    Yes, I remembered it worked miracles for you. Thanks for the tip. YASSS https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/24714ff1c2d8528bf2495ce804e94dd5f8c8a231e446bd5892f27d1435183478.jpg

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    they sure condemned him worse than they ever did Roy Moore (or any other perv or pedo, for that matter)

  • justlooking

    DAMN

    Pop Pops down south will love they dogs, but put them down with a bullet in a mINUTE.

  • oshh16

    I don't trust pits.

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  • Marlika

    White folks care more about animals than human life.

  • justlooking

    They dog is very pretty, no offense, if necessary that dog will rip somebody assWHOLE clean off if moment avails.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    unless they were backing up their Subaru to load them into their hatchback, they need to STFU!

  • RoniV

    I believe they killed her. We had a pit who was raised indoors with family, very friendly, got along with our other dog, kids, etc..., until one day when he started trying to pick a fight with our other dog and I told him to stop it and sit down. He got the craziest look in his eyes, then lunged through the air at my face. Fortunately I just happened to have a mop next to me which I grabbed and slammed on top of his head as hard as I could. I was shaking so hard. When I told my husband he gots to go, he said oh he was just playing. Playing my azz, we got rid of him a few days later. It's in the BREED!

  • Malai

    When the cops arrived, they didn’t shoot the dogs tho... what that tell u smh ?????

  • Bossy704

    Mike Vick is my Instagram boob he liked my comment when I said he looked like Sweet Chocolate.

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    LOL!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yall are really making my nerves bad, Lol (glad you're okay)

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    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Bossy704

    All animals are prone to attack when threatened even humans. I wouldn't break up my cats let alone pit bulls or any dog. May she rest in peace. I know her Daddy is going through it but there were some poor decisions made here.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    I would never own a pit-bull, I've always seen them as the most unpredictable dog breed to have.I have a white German Shepard named Posha, she is quiet, intelligent and will not hesitate to rip someone a new asshole if they were attempting to hurt me or my family. That's a terrible way to die, getting killed by your own pet....RIP

  • hottlanta

    I cringed when her friends say she called those dogs her children. I have always said it and I will say it again ANIMALS are not kids. Stop the comparison. My heart wept of the horrible painful death she died and I pray got took her soul early. If our own kids kill us like the Menendez boys what make you think your pet won't attack you.

  • They’re ALL false God’s fools

    I like dogs but something about pits I just don't trust them.

  • RoniV

    :) thx

  • Yardgirl

    Exactly!!!!

  • hottlanta

    I don't even want to own a gold fish. I don't trust any animal. No turtles or nothing. The bird in the cage gotta go.

  • Yardgirl

    Awww that is so cool!!

  • Vicki White

    some kids got ran down by one at ouour bus stop. My coworker pit ate the stomach of her poodle or Chihuahua. And my Daddy's bulldog went in for my two old this past thanksgiving. I hate these breed of killers.

  • justlooking

    Jesus lawd. Glad your child is safe and sound.

  • Yardgirl

    *clutches pearls* Oh hell naw!! You did the right thing sis, don't ever trust no strange dog. Lawd have mercy. As my Jamaican grandma would say "walk good!!"

  • Karen Brady

    Thanks Ryan!

  • Ryan

    Good question.

  • Ryan

    "My gradnfather went out back with his rifle and did the deed." Damn straight!!

  • Karen Brady

    All of this.

  • Karen Brady

    At. all.

  • Noirluv45

    Sure do! She's out lil baby girl. Lol!

  • Karen Brady

    Me too.

  • Mischelle

    Best damn dog I’ve ever had. Grew up with a white GS and we were two peas in a pod.

  • Mischelle

    My husband got “us” (him) a pure blue pit bull puppy a few years ago and that dog was the devil even at 8 weeks old. Very feisty and mean. Needless to say, we didn’t keep him.

  • the guest

    I don't believe in pit bulls as pets, especially around children. I would not own a pit bull. I don't visit people who own pit bulls. I don't permit my children to visit friends whose parents own pit bulls. When people are walking their pit bulls or bring them to a park, I am cautious.

    The pit bull breed has been bred into a weapon. In my opinion, pit bulls should be limited to ownership by military and law enforcement.

  • PROPHETMAJOR

    Chillle, I recall running from plenty of dogs as a child growing up in Louisville, Ky. One time, I even ran on someone's porch and was soo scared they had to take me back home. My ass missed the bus and everything. I don't play with dogs period!

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    This particular story is interesting. I had read about this story 3 days ago on two different blogs. Both stories had stated that she trained these dogs to fight other dogs.The stories also stated that when her body was found the two dogs were standing over her body guarding it, they said nothing about the dogs eating her rib cage.The stories also stated that there was no blood anywhere on the dogs. I think she was murdered.

  • Keisha Hannah

    That was hard to read ?

  • Shamari123

    I don't trust any animals period. My best friend's Rottweiler turned on her and I for no reason. We were so loving and kind to it. Spoiled him rotten. Well, he attacked her so badly she almost died (nicked her femoral artery). I wasn't in a bad shape but he got my arm and shoulder.

  • You Could Never

    Said my now oldest living uncle was crying. Grandpa said son that dog no longer views you as a playmate. You are now a possible meal. He can't live here and he is no good to anyone now

  • hottlanta

    Wow where is the outrage. Did yall notice that when they had to kill that dayum gorilla they was all over the parents for being careless and even did all kind of background checks and everything. What did she do for the animals to attack her?

  • You Could Never

    Said this earlier. The story has changed drastically past few days

  • hottlanta

    But if that monkey attacks Chris Brown daughter, Chris should have known better and he is a bad parent Just boggles the mind.

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    Yeah it's weird. Too many different stories about this.

  • justlooking
  • Guess Who

    White folks and their absolutely obsession with their pets....

  • V Dubb

    All of them should be dead. This has nothing to do with her being white cause niccas and Mexicans love those dumbass dogs too. Get rid of them all.

  • Ebony Starr

    I was so terrified and pissed at the same time. I wanted something to be done. What if I panicked? The dog would have ripped me apart. Thank you I feel lucky to live to tell my story. Cop treated me like what's the problem? I said that the dog should be taken off the street. The next person may not be so lucky!

  • Dahl

    So whilst reading this, the first thing I thought was, “she must not have hidden the beef jerky where she usually does...” ?

  • Yen Pettaway

    Animals are a part of Nature. I do admit poor breeding and breeds being modified is a big issue. This is fishy! She was dead for more than 24 hours and someone walked up on the dogs chewing on her? Come on!? In addition, them staying with her body, not traveling back to the house? It was within walking distance. Plus, dogs bury food they claim but do not totally consume. This is not adding up!

  • TheOwley

    This is the ever changing sad story. Very little information came out initially. What some read was about her rescuing these pit bulls who were involved in dog fighting. Now the story is that she's had them since they were young puppies.

    Then that the dad ended up with the dogs because she was involved in a divorce. Supposedly she kept the dogs indoor and were part of the family but dad put them in cage and may not have fed them.

    Then it went from her walking the dog once a week, it is now five times a week (would she not have fed them too).

    Then that no blood were found on the dogs. Based on that, I had hoped like many others that it was a bear responsible with the dogs which were found guarding her body. Now is that the dogs were found gnawing at her ribs and were consequently euthanized. The sheriff did not want to release that information until they ruled out murder by a person.

    In any event, this is a horrible way to go.

  • NaeNae2015

    I remember this story about the family pit bull. The family said the pit bull had never shown any aggression. Killed the little boy while mom was in the bathroom. I've heard its how they are raised but I am sorry, I could not take that chance!! Nature vs. Nurture

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/04/25/pit-bull-kills-toddler/2113713/

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thank God you weren't hurt. You did the right thing by freezing. I never smile and show my teeth to an aggressive breed dog. They don't interpret smiles as a friendly greeting. All they see are your canine teeth. Pit Bulls are very territorial and they are always up for a challenge. I prefer cats. I don't like dogs unless they are small enough for me to get my hand around their entire necks.

  • NaeNae2015

    I am sorry. They are just too unstable!!! Pit bull lovers will fight you over them. I have just heard too many scary things about them. Attacking babies, etc......Why would you want to take that chance!!

  • unknown user

    Spare the lives of the dogs and do what with them? What is wrong with PEOPLE????

  • TheOwley

    Also going through a divorce. Very little is said about that. They always look at this spouse first when investigating deaths.

  • NaeNae2015

    "Oh......its how they are raised. Its a problem when people raise them to be aggressive".......How am I suppose to know how that animal was raised!!!!

  • You’ve been warned

    All I can say is you’ve been warned.

  • You’ve been warned

    Well you’ve been warned?????

  • TheOwley

    It's not optional, animals that kill humans have to be put down. I think people were imploring the investigators to rule out the dogs and not automatically assumed it was them that did the deed, so don't kill presumedly innocent dogs is appropriate. Now we know differently and they have to be put down. As a dog lover, I get it.

  • We Can Do This

    Mentioned nothing about examining the dog's excrement. I think that would have finalized things

  • We Can Do This

    I don't get it!

  • Sofiyah Balthazar

    So sad

  • You Could Never

    I NEVER forgor them. They started a foundation I think

    "Consider this, we as dog lovers, should ponder this one thing. If there was a one and a million chance that your dog could turn on you or your child, would you get rid of it and grieve for a moment.... or lose a child and grieve for a lifetime?"

    http://www.daxtonsfriends.com/beau-rutledge/

  • Trace da Ace

    sad story, RIP.....hate that this happened to her.....I have a pit bull, hell have had them all my life....its sad that she died in such a horrible way....my heart and prayers go out to her and her family......this is not a subject of to keep the dogs alive or not too.....the fact of the matter is that this young lady lost her life in such a savage way, period. NO need to debate the details.....

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • NaeNae2015

    Thank you for posting this!!! IT was a horrific story. This story supports the fact the those dogs could have killed her.

  • You Could Never

    You saw those stats in that blurb? I was like well DAMN. Then when I first read it and again today I just posted it.

  • TheOwley

    I used to hate pit bulls. Not anymore after reading about the breed and their relationship to people. We have bad owners for this breed and all other breeds. They should be strong alpha owners that treat them right and nothing more.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Coffee1st

    Had a coworker years back who just stopped coming to work. Weeks later she returned. Her pitbull had attacked her 6 yr old... dam near tore her eyes out. The tear ducts we're so damaged they had to put stents in. That child and the dog grew up together.
    I respect your love for you your dog, but don't all of these horror stories about dog attacks (primarily from Pitts) give you an indication that they are unpredictable and no amount of nurture will change their nature?

  • Tennessean

    Pit bulls are dangerous! They were bred for fighting. I hate this happened to her but it says she only came to feed them or walk them five times out of the seven days a week. The picture up top shows a muzzle over a dog's mouth. Now, my children's grandma has three pits and none of them have ever worn a muzzle. I am scared of them but my kids enjoy them. Why did law enforcement need permission to euthanize them? Same grandma was bitten by her previous pits and they killed all of them WITHOUT asking. They just took them. She cried for weeks!...about the dogs NOT her torn up leg with meat showing.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I was talking to a guy wanted me to come over he was watching a baby blue eyed pit for someone. I told him another time.

  • Coffee1st

    Man! A tea cup Yorkie is on my wish list!!!!

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    Now see. The stories I read never mentioned she was divorced. Agreed.

  • Coffee1st

    And I'm sitting here in my car......lookin around... seriously pondering if I should get out or not

  • ShWa

    I don't trust them at all.

  • alex

    She WAS murdered. By her dogs.

    We don't need to twist ourselves into pretzels trying to act like dogs haven't killed people before.

    "Agnew said at least one of the dogs had a significant amount of blood on its collar and neck."
    Also: they didn't release publicly the part about the rib cage out of respect for the family
    The Washington Post has an update:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/12/19/people-couldnt-believe-two-dogs-killed-their-owner-so-the-sheriff-described-the-horror/?utm_term=.a02eb9922ad6

  • Renee26

    LMAO....nah bruh that little mf might start gnawing at my fingers like they're a snack

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!!!!!!!

  • alex

    Some people really love their animals. I love mine too, but not to that extent. What a horrible thing to happen to someone!

  • Renee26

    I'm about to look it up....Girl ain't no telling what that do g has been through or what triggers it. I will proceed with extreme caution

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    Oh ok. I'm a conspiracy theorist. This is a horrible way to die.

  • alex

    Beautiful animal...

    ..but I'll still stick to other breeds, my bunny, my hamster and my fish lol!

  • alex

    I think in some countries, permits are required. In France, pits cannot go out in public without a muzzle. I once saw a woman being pulled down the street by her pit -- thankfully it had a muzzle.

  • THESE ARE NOT PETS PEOPLE!

    This was her fault, Pitbulls are DANGEROUS, and some of you on here have one or more of them around you and your kids, your thug man has them around your children............HOW MANY TIMES ARE YOU GOING READ THAT CHILDREN HAVE GOTTEN KILLED BY THIS SAVAGE ANIMALS.

    They are not predictable animals, they run hot and cold, one minute your kid is playing with this savage beast the next minute he/she is getting mauled.

  • Coffee1st

    Many of them can't even explain why they love these dogs so much. But I truly believe it's generational. Slave owners and catchers relied on their dogs to find the slaves which in turn brought monetary gain (aside from the value of the slave him or her self).Money that increased their quality of life. You best believe these dogs were WELL taken care of, highly regarded and given much consideration. I believe the tradition continued without much understanding of it's origin.

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • alex

    This reminds me of when the Australian government planned to euthanize a bunch of feral cats because they were out and about killing wildlife only found in Australia and upsetting the ecosystem. And guess what? They got hate mail from as far away as America. I knew an American family that donated money each month to support/sponsor a single feral cat in Italy. Like those food programs for starving children, but for cats.

    I can't.

  • Tee Bullock

    So sad, I'm praying for her family!

  • jussaying

    Lol he ain't have no food... most animals do that when they don't have accessibility to food. You seen ALIVE? The humans in that wreck - which was based on a true story - started eating booty cheek meat and homo sapien arm wang lmao, once they knew they were going to starve. Anyway, lol unless it's a wild dog, it's not going to randomly start gnawing on your fingers.. dogs are attracted to the scent of death. You'd likely have to die in your sleep first lmao.

  • Renee26

    LMAO yes I remember that movie... i would have died of starvation ( I think)

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Sad sad story. Alot of people in my family have pits and they are nice dogs if you train them right. Personally i wouldn't feel comfortable with my 2 kids around them on such a consistant basis. We have a smaller rottweiler and a french bulldog. Pit Bulls are naturally aggressive. The muzzle in the above pic also raises concern because why would your dog need a muzzle around you. Either way it goes RIP but people be cautious i think the statistic says 7% of pit bulls turn on their owners within a 5 years span.

  • jussaying

    LOL girl I'd have been look.. I ain't going out this way, PASS THE BUTT MEAT

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    (proteck yo neck at all times)

  • Rayne

    Ion care. Those dogs are ferocious to ME!

  • We Can Do This

    Exactly. You are more diplomatic in explaining it. I need to work at this.

  • kgirl33

    Not the turtle ???

  • justlooking
  • Truth

    These people let these dog lick their newborns have them playing with them !You cannot trust an animal I bet you could not tell her nothing about that dog she would get pissed!Put them in the back yard and take safety measures if you like them that much !

  • alex

    I totally get it. I think the sheriff posted that information because there were rumors and people were afraid that there was a murderer loose.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    People insist on raising those freak of nature ugly a*** dogs though!
    My neighbor has two and she knows better than to make her future mauling victim way towards my house. I will shoot a dog in self defense fawk your feelings

  • Neva RuthLess

    You know what, I've only had 3 dogs in my life and all 3 were pitbulls. As soon as they reached 6 months I would have to give them away because they became vicious and aggressive. One bit my niece when she was two. I will never own a pitbull again, hell I just say no dogs period. A nice exotic aquarium is my taste nowadays.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I agree with this. Blacks are always acting like this type of stuff is a white thing. Blacks, Mexicans and whites love pit bulls. They are some evil dogs. I don't care for them. I want a poodle or a Shih Tzu.

  • joel adams

    Chile....

  • V Dubb

    Indeed hun!! I know more non black folks who own them than white. Yea I would say the poodle...they are prissy as hell. Lol....I want a Jackapoo (Jack Russell Terrier and Poodle) or a Pomeranian

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • hottlanta

    Take the hamster off the dayum wheel. Gotta go. That threatening turtle giving me the side eye every day. Did that rabbit just look at me the same way Gotta go. Everything out.

  • hottlanta

    Take the hamster off the dayum wheel. Gotta go. That threatening turtle giving me the side eye every day. Did that rabbit just look at me the same way Gotta go. Everything out.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    There is too many instances of them turning on their loving owners for me to act nice with them. People need to wake tf up

  • Renee26

    I'm gonna sleep with my neck pillow on ans one eye open LMAO

  • Renee26

    LMAO I cannaaaah

  • Junkanoo

    Animals have good memories and they can and do seek revenge

  • PROPHETMAJOR

    No shyt!

  • PROPHETMAJOR

    Exactly!

  • Sinny

    This is so sad, because having two four-legged babies, I know how it is to fall in love with your dogs. HOWEVER; I don’t trust no big dogs, be it Pitbulls, Rottweilers, or even Lassie himself! My babies are 5 and 9 lbs. I wish they would try me, those cute little necks will be snapped like twigs.
    Happy Holidays from my fur babies; Sandi and Shadow!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/33bc0cae8a21ab0c332a7585159d7b746334adb2708511049062c403e0462624.jpg

  • Noirluv45

    Don't be mad at me. You are the one that wrote it.

  • justlooking

    Oh it's on Yardgirl....You upvoted this craziness. Oh it's on now......Writes your name down. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7be77a57fb549940e1efe7255cc69847b132f6887d13163ecfbfe15eb9fd3dfb.gif

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark

    siegfried and roy thought the same thing about Tigers.....no matter how you train them ....IT IS THEIR NATURE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    this is NOT supposed to be funny dammit.... LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ant Hill

    you dog lovers are sick in the head. dog licking it's own azz then you kissing it in the mouth after.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    YOU STAYING OVERNIGHT???!!! well he!!, I'd go with a metal neck brace and a reinforced helmet that covers ears and eyes (who got your dental records just in case...) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

  • Ant Hill

    let me toss your dumb azz in a kennel full of pit bulls and lets test your theory.

  • Sinny

    Hold up now??, I’m not white! I do NOT sick my dogs in the mouth. Heck, I don’t even drink after my motherboard and she birthed me! Shows how ignorant and narrow-minded you are. Carry on!

  • Yen Pettaway

    No, instead toss yourself...It would be more perfect of a suggestion.

  • Elevated Soul

    Best in the world for sure. My parents always had a German Shepherd for my two older brothers and I....

    I love most dogs but German Shepherds are my favorite. They are smart and protective but not vicious unless you mess with their fam.

  • CREAM

    R.I.P. to the young lady. And @disqus_3H9cpOOIDt:disqus I would suggest you keep those dogs away from your children if you know what's good for you & them, whether they enjoy playing with them or not. Those previous cases of your kids' grandmother being bitten should have been example enough! Smh

  • candy

    Lol ?

  • starbright9449

    Lmao @ Lassie!!

  • starbright9449

    Lmao @ Lassie!!

  • starbright9449

    Lmaooooo

  • starbright9449

    Lmaooooo

  • NicoleZee

    This young lady knew the risks of owning a dog, WHICH IS AN ANIMAL!!! No different than someone who goes skydiving or chooses to bungee jump..........YOU KNOW YOU MIGHT DIE!!! The f*ck??? Some people are very ignorant, mentally ill, beyond help, or truly want to die, nothing you can do if a dummy wants to own a dog that might kill them, let them, their funeral. Anyone in the insurance business can tell you how stupid people are when it comes to taking risks with their lives. People do this shit everyday, nothing knew here. SMDH!

  • NicoleZee

    This was her fault.....
    _____________________________________________________

    I wholeheartedly agree. You have to be stuck on stupid or suicidal to even think of owning a pitbull or any vicious, large dog period. For one, dogs are gross, for two, they are unpredictable, EVERY animal is. Another reason I stopped going over people's houses, people with pets are gross and unsanitary. A lot of people just do not care about their health or their lives period, so let them stay dumb and careless. We all have our own lives to finish, doesn't make sense to waste time worrying about dummies that could not care less what happens to them. Sad.

  • NicoleZee

    This was her fault.....
    _____________________________________________________

    I wholeheartedly agree. You have to be stuck on stupid or suicidal to even think of owning a pitbull or any vicious, large dog period. For one, dogs are gross, for two, they are unpredictable, EVERY animal is. Another reason I stopped going over people's houses, people with pets are gross and unsanitary. A lot of people just do not care about their health or their lives period, so let them stay dumb and careless. We all have our own lives to finish, doesn't make sense to waste time worrying about dummies that could not care less what happens to them. Sad.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    OMG!
    POOR BABY.

  • Layah Jhene

    "Agnew said his office was flooded with phone calls from dog lovers begging him to spare the lives of the 2 pit bulls because they could not have killed her." This is why I'm not a people's person. Fools care more about the damn savage dogs than a life taken.

  • NicoleZee

    Most dog owners are dumb as f*ck, not to mention nasty. They go above and beyond to defend their POS gross animal. I say let these dummy dog owners loose in the zoo and let the tigers and lions have at them since they love animals so damn much. They wouldn't last 5 minutes :)! Now run and tell that dog lovers!

  • kgirl33

    ????

  • hottlanta

    Michael Vick crime wasn't the dog. His crime was buying a big fancy house for Negroes who had no jobs.

  • yvette46

    Because they believe in beastiality seriously not joking. That's their makeup..

  • esh

    folks remember, they are animals doing animal things. humans have the nerve to try to own and tame them. bad situation, no horrible sitch but a dog is a dog is a dog. rip chile.

  • angelpat2812

    People, don't ever try to break-up a dog fight! That is a #NoNo...I don't care how long you've had them. They just react. Complete animal instinct keeps in. I'm so sorry for this young lady and her family.

  • Renee26

    Yes!!!

  • Tennessean

    I agree. When she went and bought two more dogs, i was done. I will definitely re-consider our visits or try to compromise some way because we love our nanner.

  • Kayke

    Yup! In the islands when I was about 4, my grnadfather slit our dogs throat after it attacked my 6 yr old cousin. I never feared another dog since that day because Dada killed his dog for us and showed it as nothing but teeth. I wish a dog would. To those "my dog doesn't bite" people, I say " I hope not cause I sure do kick and stab".... They usually put their dog away after that.

  • Guess Who

    ...gross!

  • ChaCha

    I think it's genetic personally. Why do you think they smell like them, not when dirty but just when wet? It's that genetic code, baby. They are canine hybrids and their love of dogs is b/c somewhere in their dna they recognize their family. fa real. fa real.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Renee26

    Thank you...we need it LOL

  • Quitedeliteful

    This is so sad. I didn't know that it was dangerous to break up a dog fight. I would have never thought that they would then turn around and attack their owner!!! Glad they were put down....

  • Quitedeliteful

    Not even Lassie??? LOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • Sinny

    ?? I don’t even trust those little cute monkeys whypepo be trying to treat like babies. They’ll mess around and rip your whole face off! ? believe it or not, the little one in the front, Shadow; his ass is feisty and will forget he’s 5lbs. I can get him in check with one swipe. Big dogs and those little monkeys; Once they turn the you, you better run or get to kicking and screaming! ???????

  • Quitedeliteful

    I don't trust those cute little monkeys either. I like dogs but no bigger than a 5 lb bag of sugar is good for me...

  • YellowSauce

    they have their own brains ...
    you cannot say what a dog will do ...
    you don't even know what a human will do
    much less a dog and especially a pit bull
    RIP to the young lady
    May her family also find peace

  • Patricia

    personally, i cant stand to see people get them. they grow large and large breeds are expensive to keep and then folks purposefully set them free and loose on the streets bc they can no longer afford to feed and care for them. they attack neighborhood kids and kill cats. they fill the animal control units to full capacity weekly.

    my neighbor got a pup, loved on it the first 6 months. i would see him walking the pup and playing fetch with the pup and then he abandoned it after the 1st year when it grew into a beast. this is typical n#$%@ mess. (its a cue ladies! i wouldnt date nor marry a man who bonded and then abandoned helpless animals but thats just me...) i figured he was probably was afraid of it himself.
    bc i knew it posed a danger to MY kids being tied up out back ALL DAY EVERY SINGLE DAY, whining, barking to itself, kicking a can around, tugging and yanking the chain, i called animal control and rescue groups and reported it severely abused and neglected. it was gone about a week later.

    the verdicts out. people dont really love these dogs. they just love the image and tough exterior they project having this muscular beast of a dog. how about go to the gym and work out instead?

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    Wipipo!

  • itsjismemelly

    this is so disturbing