Kentucky police say woman killed, husband hurt in dog attack

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A man was severely injured and a woman was killed in a savage pit bull attack Sunday, according to to authorities.

Lorraine Brock Saylor, 66, and her husband - Johnny Saylor - were attacked by two pit bulls on Sunday in Arjay, Kentucky.

Bell County dispatch confirmed that they received a call stating that a woman and her husband were attacked by two dogs at 10:20 a.m.

The sheriff's statement says the husband was able to shoot both dogs. Also, the dog which was killed by Johnny will undergo a necropsy. The dog, which was wounded, had returned to the neighborhood and was put down by the Bell County Sheriff's Department and Bell County Animal Shelter. They warned residents not to engage with the animal and asked anyone who sees the dogs call Bell County Dispatch at 606-337-6174.

The dog s involved in the deadly Christmas Eve attack belong to 42-year-old Johnny Dale Lankford, who is already jailed at the Bell County Detention Center for an unrelated incident, WBIR reported.

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The attack happened near Highway 66 in the Wiser Branch area where deputies said they found the couple had been "savagely attacked by two pit bulls".

Emergency services were notified immediately, but Lorraine was pronounced dead at the scene. "She was just a sweetheart" said Steele.

Animal control and the Bell County Sheriff's department are now searching for the other dog.

"The ambulance kept trying to get him to go to the hospital but he wouldn't leave until I took her into our care", said Steele.

An autopsy of Lorraine's body will be conducted on Tuesday, according to Bell County Coroner Jay Steele.

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