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Sheriff: Grenada County woman attacked, killed by dogs

A 70-year-old woman has died after she was attacked by six dogs on Thursday, according to Sheriff Alton Strider.

Posted: Jan. 11, 2019 10:47 PM
Updated: Jan. 14, 2019 9:39 AM

GRENADA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A 70-year-old woman has died after she was attacked by six dogs on Thursday, according to Sheriff Alton Strider.

Diane Reves died in her backyard along Carpenter Road when the mutt-lab-mixed dogs attacked her, he said. The dogs belong to someone who lives down the street from Reeves. 

At this time, the dogs are at a pound and their owner has not been cited, Strider said. This is an ongoing investigation. The dogs will be analyzed by a veterinarian. 

"It's really awful," Reves' co-worker and friend Shirley Holiday said. "She retired about five years ago and she was just looking so forward to it. She had plans." 

Holiday described her friend as sweet and well-respected. She added Reves worked as an "infection control nurse" at a local hospital. 

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