A Californian woman, Soon Han has been killed by two hunting dogs who ran from a nearby home to attack her while she was on a morning Stroll.
The 80-year-old Soon was found dead by the side of the road in the rural community of Baldy Mesa in the Mojave Desert on Friday morning.
The dogs, Dogo Argentinos, were captured and have been taken to a shelter, pending a dangerous animals hearing.
The coroner in San Bernardino County said that Han ‘suffered major injuries during the attack and was pronounced deceased at the scene.’
The dog owner was located and is cooperating with the investigation, the authorities added.
Dogo Argentinos were first bred for big game hunting in Argentina, designed to take on wild boar and puma, and are described by the American Kennel Club as ‘large, powerful, and athletic’.
They are banned in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and several other countries.
The attack is the third fatal dog mauling in the United States in months.