Police Investigating Death of Woman Killed in Dog Attack

Houston police are seeking one of two dogs that appear to have killed a woman in southeast Houston Sunday morning.

Two witnesses were also injured when they tried to help the woman, whose identity and cause of death are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, according to a Houston Police Department press release. She died at the scene, in the 7600 block of Glen Prairie.

Witnesses told the Chron the dogs were pit bulls, but the HPD release does not identify the breeds.

Harris County Animal Control officers caught one of the dogs -- now in quarantine -- shortly after the attack.

"One of the surviving victims told police they were attacked by two dogs running loose in the neighborhood," according to the press release.

According to the Chron, "the animal in custody lives in a nearby apartment complex and has a biting history, neighbors said."

Police are seeking the other dog, as well as the dogs' owner. Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

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