GOOCHLAND, Va. (WRIC/WAVY) — Officials say the necropsies for the two pit bull terrier dogs that mauled a 22-year-old woman to death in Goochland County were completed this week.
Goochland County Sheriff Jim Agnew said the necropsies for Tonka and Pacman will be sent to a lab for further testing.
The sheriff added that some human hair was found in the feces and that a lab will confirm whose hair it belonged to.
Bethany Stephens’ body was found in a wooded area of Goochland County on the night of Thursday, Dec.14.
The following day, deputies with the Goochland County Sheriff’s Office declared the 22-year-old Glen Allen woman had been mauled to death by the two dogs during a walk.
Both dogs were euthanized after the incident and have been preserved as evidence.
The case has garnered national attention and the circumstances surrounding Stephens’ tragic death drew much speculation from friends who said there was ‘no way’ the two dogs turned on their owner.