Officials To Conduct DNA Testing On Pit Bulls Suspected In Deadly Littlerock Attack

CBS Los Angeles

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PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) — DNA testing was being conducted on several pit bulls Friday after a 63-year-old jogger was mauled to death in the high desert.

The attack happened around 9:30 a.m. Thursday at 116th Street East and Avenue S in Littlerock, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Palmdale Sheriff’s deputies received a 911 call about the attack and arrived to find a pack of dogs mauling Pamela Marie Devitt of Littlerock. A deputy fired rounds into the air, causing the dogs to flee into the desert.

Devitt “was dragged 50 yards, scalped and her arm removed. We’ve gotta do something about it; they’re killing machines,” Tony Bell, spokesperson for LA County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, said.

Devitt died on the way to the hospital.

Reporting for KCAL9, Jeff Nguyen said Devitt was the mother of two and had one grandchild.

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