BIG PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan State Police are investigating the death of a Newaygo County woman who appears to have been attacked and killed by a family dog.
Around 7 p.m. Tuesday, troopers were called to Sharon Lee Daniels' home in Big Prairie Township, northeast of Newaygo.
MSP say Daniels was unresponsive when they arrived. First responders tried to revive Daniels, but the 77-year-old woman died at the scene.
State police say Daniels had disabilities and was confined to a wheelchair. Detectives say it appears one of three family dogs she was home alone with bit her repeatedly, which led to her death. Authorities have ordered an autopsy nonetheless.
It’s unclear what led to the attack.
All three dogs were taken by Newaygo County Animal Control officers and remain in quarantine at the Newaygo County Animal Shelter.