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Dogs maul woman to death in Redbird

Dogs maul woman to death in Redbird

The 67-year-old died at the scene; four dogs were later captured.

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REDBIRD — A woman died Friday after dogs attacked her in the small community of Redbird, a few miles southeast of Coweta in Wagoner County.

Deputies received a call about 11:38 a.m. regarding someone either being attacked by dogs or having been attacked by dogs in the 600 block of South Main Street in Redbird, Wagoner County Sheriff’s Maj. Gary Handley said.

The woman, later identified as Carolyn Sue Lamp, 67, of Coweta, had been walking along the roadway when the animals attacked.

“It looks like she had been picking up cans,” Handley said. “She died at the scene.”

Coweta Animal Control arrived at Redbird and captured four dogs. One of the dogs appeared to be some kind of pit bull.

A man who lives nearby and did not want to be identified said a friend of his called 911 and then called him, saying dogs were attacking a woman near his house.

When the man got to the scene of the attack about 15-20 minutes later, the woman appeared to be unresponsive. Deputies arrived about 15 minutes after that, the man said.

The man added that in the nearly 20 years he has lived in Redbird, roaming dogs have always seemed to be a problem.

Redbird is a town in Wagoner County about 7 miles southeast of Coweta. Its population was 137 as of the 2010 Census.

Coweta American News Editor Christy Wheeland contributed to this report.

Stacy Ryburn 918-581-8300

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