Owner attacked, killed by her 5 Great Danes in Iowa

CLAY COUNTY, Iowa — A woman was found in a ditch and later died after she was apparently attacked by her five Great Danes, officials say.

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According to the Associated Press, a man found a woman’s body in a rural area of Clay County, Iowa on Monday.

The man apparently couldn’t get too close to the woman to check on her because several of the dogs were around her, according to KTIV.

The woman was later identified by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office as Mindy Kiepe, 43, said the AP.

On Wednesday, the state medical examiner determined in an autopsy that Kiepe died from multiple dog bites from her Great Danes, said KTIV. The incident had happened a short distance from Kiepe’s farm.

According to the AP, CCSO said that the dogs were euthanized after the incident.

No further information has been released.