A pregnant woman has been put to death by a pack of dogs in France.
Elisa Pilarski, 29, was walking her own dogs on a trail in the Retz forest near the town of Villers-Cotterêts on Saturday, where a hunt took place.
Investigators do not know which of the animals were responsible for killing; 93 dogs are tested, including five of her own, as part of a manslaughter study.
Pilarski, who was six months longer, had called her partner, Christophe, to say she was afraid that a pack of dogs she had encountered was about to attack her.
He immediately left work on the way to the area and found her 4×4. He then made his way to a ravine, but was forced to move after he also encountered a pack of about 30 dogs.
When he heard the troubled cries of one of the family's own dogs, he followed and eventually found the injured animal, curled up next to Elisa's body.
Her body was covered in pieces of dog, and her clothes partially torn off, reported BBC .
A post mortem showed that she suffered dog bites in the head, upper body and arms, causing severe bleeding and massive blood loss. She had been bitten both before and after the death.
Local media reported that a pack of dogs was in the woods chasing deer; a person connected to the hunt told reporters that the attack had nothing to do with their dogs.
According to the BBC, the French hunting association insisted that there was no evidence "that hunting dogs were involved in the woman's death." [1
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