A pregnant woman has been killed by dogs in a forest in northern France where a hunt with hounds was taking place, investigators have said.
The lifeless body of the unnamed 29-year-old woman was found by authorities Saturday in a forest just outside of Villers-Cotterêts, France, a small town located about 55 miles northeast of Paris. An investigation has been launched by police.
On Tuesday, Prosecutor Frederic Trinh told The Guardian that an autopsy found that the woman had died due to massive blood loss from “several dog bites to the upper and lower limbs and the head.” Some of the bites were said to have happened after the woman had died.
Authorities say tests have been conducted to collect evidence from 93 dogs, including five belonging to the woman and some of the dogs involved in the deer hunt. They hope the evidence will help determine if any of the dogs attacked the woman.