Middle Tenn. woman dies after being attacked by pack of dogs

Tennessee

A woman in Pickett County died Wednesday after being attacked by a pack of dogs, police say. 

Deputies responded to the call Tuesday around 5 p.m. in the 100 block of Evans Lane in Pall Mall, TN. 

Pickett County Sheriff Dana Dowdy confirmed that 88-year-old Bessie Jill Peterson was attacked. She was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center where she passed away. 

Officials believe there were six dogs that allegedly belonged to a neighbor. 

Earlier reports said that Peterson was attacked by a Pitbull, which was not the case. 

Sheriff Dowdy has requested for the District Attorney’s Office to aid in the investigation. 

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