Wild Hogs Attack And Kill Texas Woman
Wild hogs attacked and killed a 59-year-old woman in front of a Texas home this weekend.
The attack occurred at a home on 12 acres in the town of Anahuac, which is about 50 miles east of Houston. The woman, identified as Christine Marie Rollings, was a caregiver to an elderly couple who lived at the home. The local sheriff and a medical examiner confirmed the cause of her death as an attack by feral hogs.
Mr. Rollings was scheduled to be at the home at 6 a.m., and when she didn’t show up, one of the homeowners went outside and found her between her car and the front door of the house, according to Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne.
“In my 35 years, I will tell you it’s one of the worst things I’ve ever seen,” said Sheriff Hawthorne during a press conference on Monday.
When officers first arrived, some type of animal attack was suspected, but officials initially did not want to say what might have killed Ms. Rollings. Medical Examiner Selly Rivers, in neighboring Jefferson County, later ruled the cause of death as “exsanguination due to feral hog assault,” which means that Ms. Rollings bled to death as a result of the attack.
“We had suspected (attack by hogs),” said Sheriff Hawthorne. “My detectives and the criminal investigation team felt like that is what it was, but it was not something that we could come close to announcing until we had the cause of death from the medical examiner’s office.
“No doubt in my mind that it was multiple animals, and we can tell that from the different sizes of the bites,” the Sheriff said.
The homeowners’ dogs are thought to have run off the hogs, Sheriff Hawthorne said.
Ms. Rollins would have turned 60 year old on Christmas Day, according to Tony Sandles Jr., her son-in-law.
“The way it happened was just shocking, Mr. Sandles told NBC affiliate KPRC of Houston. “It was just a tragic way to find out she passed away.”
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