76-year-old woman mauled to death by dog in Alsip

ALSIP (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A 76-year-old woman was killed by a dog Monday afternoon in south suburban Alsip.

Officers were called about 3:30 p.m. to a home at 11604 S. Komensky Ave. for a report of a person being attacked by a dog in the back yard, Alsip police said.

The woman, identified as Dorothy Ford, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:06 p.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy Tuesday did not rule on her cause and manner of death pending further investigation.

Authorities said Ford and the dog, which was described as a pet, both lived at the home.

The dog, a 6-year-old pit bull, was aggressive when officers arrived and was killed, police said.

No other incidents or complaints involving the dog were previously reported to authorities.

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