A mum-of-four has been mauled to death by a pack of dogs in the US.
Ruthie Mae Brown, 36, was found dead after suffering horrific injuries while walking down a road yesterday afternoon.
Police have appealed for witnesses after she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Walker County Sheriff’s Office confirmed it was investigating the brutal death after she was attacked while walking down the road.
Ms Brown, of Boldo, Alabama, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3pm by Walker County Coroner Joey Vick.
He said her body has been sent to forensics for an official cause of death but confirmed that there was severe trauma consistent with an attack by dogs.
WBMA reported that she had four sons and some of the dogs who attacked have been captured.
Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith said an owner has claimed two of the dogs involved.
He added those dogs have been captured and will be turned over to the Walker County Humane Society.
Officers were attempting to capture at least three other dogs yesterday.
Mr Smith said those dogs are also thought to have owners and are not believed to be strays. The incident is under investigation.
Evidence collected will be turned over to District Attorney Bill Adair to determine if there will be charges.
It comes after a woman told a court “suffered flashbacks and woke up screaming” following a horrific dog attack in Bishopstoke, Hants.
Julie Hayward was left with gashes to her hands, arms and legs when she tried to save her pet Spaniel Layla from being “torn to pieces” by two Staffordshire Bull Terriers on May 1.