It happened Friday night near Redfield.
The woman's husband says he left for a little while, but when he returned he found his wife dead, and their two pit bulls hovering over her body.
The victim's mother says she had warned her daughter that pit bulls were not good dogs to have as pets, saying too that she felt the dogs would turn on her daughter one day.
"I don't feel like she needed the dogs," said Patsy Cannon.
Cannon is talking about the pit bull which now sits in a Pine Bluff Animal Control cage.
It's believed to have killed Patsy's daughter Debra Wilson-Roberts.
"They were protective of her at one time," said Cannon.
But last Friday night a 9-1-1 call came in with a different story.
Deputies say they arrived at the woman's home on NCTR Road and could see her body inside, but couldn't get to her, because of the dogs.
A deputy shot and killed one of the dogs, the other was able to be taken in alive.
"I went in the house and she was in the bedroom on the bed," said Brandon Southerland, Director of Pine Bluff Animal Control. "When she saw me she raised up, she was ready."
Deputies say Debra had suffered severe injuries from the dogs.
Cannon says she tried to warn her only child about owning pit bulls.
"I've heard a lot about them and I didn't particularly care for her having the dogs, but when you get to a certain age what are you gonna do," Cannon said.
Officials within the Pine Bluff Police Department tell us two other calls about the dogs had come in before the woman's death, but they were calls from neighbors about alleged neglect of the dogs.
The family is now awaiting an autopsy report.