The medical examiner’s office report indicates Stephens had defensive wounds on her hands and arms. However, the first traumatic injury inflicted on Stephens was to her throat and face, Agnew said.
“It appears she was taken to the ground, lost consciousness, and the dogs then mauled her to death,” he said. “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.”
According to Agnew, the area where they found the victim’s body was covered in blood, and said that it took at least eight hours for investigators to collect over 60 pieces of evidence.
The dogs are being detained by Goochland Animal Control, and will most likely be euthanized.