An elderly woman was attacked and killed by two pit bulls in Hemet just before noon on Friday Feb. 8 at a Motel 6 in Hemet, authorities reported.
Medical personnel arrived on scene in the 3900 block of west Florida Avenue and noticed Elise Grace, 91, of Desert Hot Springs had suffered major trauma from the reported mauling.
She was pronounced dead at the scene by medics.
Hemet Police detectives were called in and assumed the investigation, Lt. Wisehart stated in a Hemet Police press release.
According to detectives, it appears the woman lived in the motel room with her son and the two pit bulls.
The attack is being ruled an accident.
“The dogs were removed from the room by animal control,” Wisehart reported.
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