A 45-year-old woman has been found dead inside a Jefferson County home and now deputies are investigating if her own pit bulls killed her.
Debra Renee Wilson-Roberts was suffering extremely severe bites wounds to both her legs and deputies say it is possible the dogs severed one of her arteries and she bled to death.
Deputies tell KARK they were called to a home on US 365 around 11:00 p.m. Friday. Her husband, Brian Roberts, told deputies he had left the home for about 20 minutes and when he returned, he found his wife, lying on the floor of their home. He could not get to her, however, because their two pit bulls were acting very visciously and would not allow him entrance.
After Roberts called 9-1-1, deputies say the dogs also prevented them from getting into the home. Animal Services captured one dog and another was shot and killed.
Wilson-Roberts was pronounced dead on the scene. Her husband informed deputies she had previous health problems. An autopsy will be preformed to determine exact cause of death. At this time, deputies are still investigating.
The dogs had been known to bite humans in the past. Jefferson County does not have a vicious dog ordinance. KARK has a crew on the way to the scene and will bring you more information as soon as we have it.