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Dogs suspected after man found dead

March 17, 2009 5:35:44 AM PDT
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is investigating a possibly deadly dog mauling.Deputies found a man's body in the backyard of his home in the 41000 block of Morningside Court in Rancho Mirage on Monday at 5:13 p.m.

The man was covered in blood, and in the backyard, there were two giant bullmastiff dogs.

One dog is 110 pounds, and the other is 150 pounds.

The dogs were taken into custody.

Deputies say an autopsy will help determine if they killed the man or whether he was already dead and the dogs attacked his body.


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