BAKERSFIELD — Authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was attacked by three dogs, including two pit bulls.
The Bakersfield Police Department says police were called to a Costco parking lot around 6 a.m. Sunday and found a bleeding, injured woman.
The woman died at the scene. Police described her as a transient and didn’t release her name.
“Officers are still looking for any evidence, witnesses and the investigation is ongoing,” said Sgt. Sean Morphis.
Coroner Yet to Determine Cause of Death
Police say the woman was attacked by dogs but the Kern County coroner’s office is still determining the exact cause of her death.
Police spokesman Nathan McCauley told KERO-TV that a pit bull and a mixed-breed dog escaped from a nearby business before the attack. A third dog was a stray pit bull.
McCauley said one dog was euthanized and the others also will be euthanized.
Police said the attack started in a commercial area parallel to Costco. As the attack continued, the woman exited onto Costco’s parking lot through a fence.