Ohio woman dies after attack by her dog, police say

TOLEDO, Ohio — An Ohio woman died Monday night after she was attacked by her dog, authorities said.

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Bonnie Varnes, 58, of Toledo, was found severely injured in the backyard of her home at about 6:30 p.m. EST, The Blade newspaper of Toledo reported.

According to a police report, Varnes was unconscious and taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead at 6:36 p.m. EST, the newspaper reported.

Varnes is listed as a bus driver for Washington Local Schools, according to WTOL-TV.

According to Lucas County coroner Diane Scala-Bennett, Varnes died from bite injuries to her head, face and neck, The Blade reported.

Toledo Police Department spokesperson Officer Andrew Dlugosielski said Tuesday morning the dog was a pit bull that belonged to Varnes, the newspaper reported. Lucas County Canine Care & Control officials said it was registered to Varnes’ daughter, Amelia.

Animal control officials told The Blade that they took the dog to be euthanized.

Amelia Varnes declined comment to the newspaper.

Police said an investigation is ongoing, WTOL reported.

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