A 64-year-old Maryland woman was mutilated to death by the pit bull she had adopted from out of state a few weeks before.
Robin Conway was found in his backyard on Monday night with "significant injuries," said a statement from Howard County police.
A family member, who according to CBS is Conway's husband, called the emergency services around 7:20 p.m. after finding Robin's body with the dog standing over him.
Robin Conway, 64, was beaten to death by a pit bull she had rescued from the interstate two weeks ago.
Her husband found his body in the backyard, with the dog standing on it
After making the call to 911, he tied the dog to a fence so that it was secured, but the police said the pit bull had not calmed down, and that he was "barking and clinging to the leash" when the first responders arrived.
The dog was subjected to the control of the animals, and then suffocated.
Conway's sister, Susan Eve LeClair, told WBALTV that the 64-year-old woman had previous experience with pit bulls, and she loved helping animals.
& # 39; This is an animal that thought it could save. An animal that needed to be rescued, "he said.
Conway (left) loved the animals and was happy to have rescued the dog that took his life, his sister Susan (right) said
& # 39;[That] animal unfortunately killed her. & # 39;
Conway was pronounced dead at the scene, and an autopsy will be conducted to determine his official cause of death.
The police say that your dog will undergo a necropsy to determine if he had rabies or any other medical problem.
LeClair told FOX that his sister loved helping animals, and that he was an affectionate person.
"When we went to make the arrangements for the service, the person said," wow, he had hundreds, and hundreds, and hundreds of friends, "he said.
& # 39; Robin gave his time and gave himself to the animals. She was wonderful. "
The 64-year-old man was remembered on social networks as a great neighbor with a generous heart, who brought "love, creativity and compassion to all things".
The pit bull that killed Conway was sacrificed for animal control (stock image)