Police: Victim of dog attack in HPP dies

Police say the 85-year-old woman bitten by multiple dogs on Aug. 14 in Hawaiian Paradise Park died Sunday at Hilo Medical Care Intensive Care Unit, where she had been since the dog attack.

Police did not identify the victim in a statement this morning, but said an autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

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The mid-August incident occurred on 12th Avenue, after the victim went searching for her lost dog and multiple neighboring dogs attacked her.

The woman’s 89-year-old husband and an 88-year-old family member immediately went to her aid and were also attacked by the dogs.

The woman was bitten about her head, neck, and arms, and had multiple lacerations and puncture wounds. All three victims were taken to the Hilo Medical Center. The two men were treated for their injuries, and released from the hospital.

Following the incident, county animal control officers took two dogs into custody.

The Hilo Criminal Investigations Section is still investigating the incident and will forward the results, when it is completed, to prosecutors.

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Anyone with information about this incident to call the police department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

Residents wishing to report vicious dogs can also call the police non-emergency number.

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