Son Speaks Out
UPDATE 09/05/12: In a new troubling update, the victim's son, Joe Jurgens, said he does not believe the coroner who determined the cause of death was multiple puncture wounds to the head and neck due to dog bites. "I don't believe that's what happened," Jurgens said. "I don't know what happened ... I'd feel a little better if I really knew, but I do not believe those dogs attacked her out of aggression ... I can't imagine, even fathom, that [these dogs] would attack and kill her."
According to the coroner, the cause of death was multiple puncture wounds to the head and neck due to dog bites.
"I don't believe that's what happened," said Jurgens. "I don't know what happened, I wish I did. I'd feel a little better if I really knew, but I do not believe those dogs attacked her out of aggression."
The family says Dawn raised the animals since they were puppies, and had a special bond.
"They used to walk through the woods with her - they protected her," Jurgens said. "I can't imagine, even fathom, that they would attack and kill her." - Fox 45, September 5, 2012
09/05/12: Victim "Lived" for the Dogs
In a troubling update, it is learned that the elderly Trotwood couple began raising the pair of cane corsos from puppies two-and-a-half years ago. The victim's husband, Carl Jurgens, said his wife lived for those dogs, "from the day they were born until Saturday." Dawn Jurgens, 76, suffered major injuries to her face and scalp as well as bite wounds to her arm, according to police. It was Carl who discovered her body. At the request of the family, both dogs were put down.
09/05/12: Woman Killed by Own Dogs
Trotwood, OH - In a developing story, Trotwood police say that 75-year old Dawn Juergens was attacked and killed Saturday by her own dogs at her Union Road home. Officers described the dogs, presumably two canines, as cane corsos -- a Molosser type dog, often infected with fighting bloodlines. Her husband discovered her in the yard after he returned home. According to police, no one witnessed the attack. More information is expected in the coroner's report.
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