Attack occurred in front lawn of Anahuac home
A Texas medical examiner says a woman who was found dead outside a home in Anahuac, Texas, earlier this week was killed by feral hogs.
Christine Rollins, 59, was the caretaker of an elderly couple who lives at the home. When Rollins didn't show up at her normal time, the 84-year-old homeowner went outside to look for her and discovered Rollins' body between her vehicle and the front door.
During a recent press conference, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne, said, "I don't want to go into detail, but in my 35 years, I will tell you it's one of the worst things I've ever seen.
The medical examiner believes Rollins bled to death in the front yard. Authorities said she was found with multiple injuries to her body, including a head injury consistent with a fall as well as "numerous injuries that appear to be animal-related."
Authorities say the injuries are consistent with bites from feral hogs.
"We can kind of tell that from the different sizes of the bites, Hawthorne said Monday during the news conference. "My detectives and the criminal investigation team felt like that's what it was. But it was not something we could come close to announcing until we had the cause of death from the (Chambers County) Medical Examiner's Office.
The sheriff said wild hogs are an ongoing problem in the area with many residents complaining that the animals are tearing up their front yards.
The sheriff's office put out traps to try to capture some of the hogs.