By holding a late night press conference on Monday, police in Virginia have released new disturbing details about the grisly death of a 22-year-old woman who was killed by her own dogs. In disclosing some of the most unsettling facts, they hope to put a stop to some of the conspiracy theories surrounding the case but social media is still active with people questioning the case. Here are some of the unsettling details that people have been trying to grasp.
1. She raised the dogs
Bethany Lynn Stephens raised the two dogs that police said mauled her to death. Photos on Facebook appear to show her with at least one of them as a puppy.
2. They weren’t fighting dogs
Police retracted initial statements that the two dogs were bred to fight. They were not fighting dogs.
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Police in Virginia have released new disturbing details about the grisly death of a 22-year-old woman who was killed by her own dogs. On Monday, Sheriff Jim Agnew called a late night press conference to share evidence with reporters, after getting the go-ahead from the victim’s family.
Agnew showed reporters photographs from the scene, according to NBC12. The images were so disturbing that no publication or television station is showing them to the public. They reveal that the two pet pit bulls ate parts of 22-year-old Bethany Lynn Stephens’s body.
Police also witnessed the dogs eating her, while they discussed what to do with the dogs.
“While we were thinking about strategies to catch the dogs, we had turned and looked, the dogs had gone back over to the body,” says Sheriff Agnew. “And I observed, along with four other deputy sheriffs observed, the dog eating the rib cage on the body.
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A woman from Goochland County, Virginia was found mauled to death after taking her two pit bulls for a walk in the woods. Police blamed her two pets, owned by Bethany Lynn Stephens.
Her father made the grim discovery on Thursday after he went looking for his 22-year-old daughter. He found the two dogs near Stephens’ body, which they appeared to be “guarding,” according to WTVR. At first, he thought maybe they were just guarding an animal carcass.
“Much to his horror, discovered that it was not,” Goochland County Sheriff Jim Agnew said at a press conference on Friday.
“It appeared the attack was a violent attack initiated by the victims’ dogs while the victim was out for a walk with the dogs,” Agnew said. “The victim had defensive wounds on her hands and arms trying to keep the dogs away from her, which would be consistent with being attacked
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