A 22-Year-Old Virginia Woman Mauled to Death by Her Own Dogs


A Virginia woman  was apparently mauled to death by her own dogs while taking them for a walk.

Bethany Lynn Stephens, 22, was found around 8:18 p.m. Thursday in a wooded area in Goochland where she frequently walked her two dogs.

Stephens’ father went looking for her, and reportedly discovered her dogs standing watch over her body.

Her body was being guarded by two very large pit bulls, Goodland County Sheriff James Agnew says. She had defensive wounds on her hands and arms.

Sheriff James Agnew said the area where they found the victim’s body was covered in blood,  adding that it took at least eight hours for investigators to collect over 60 pieces of evidence.

Posted by Bethany Stephens on Saturday, January 28, 2017

Agnew told “It was an absolutely grisly mauling. In my 40 years of law enforcement I’ve never seen anything quite like it. I hope I never see anything like it again.”

The dogs are now with Goochland Animal Control,and they will most likely be euthanized.


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