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Death of Michigan woman attacked by two dogs deemed a suicide

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Rebecca Hardy (PHOTO: facebook.com) Rebecca Hardy (PHOTO: facebook.com)
PORT HURON, Mich. -

Police in Michigan say the death of a woman who was mauled by two dogs is being ruled as a suicide. 

In a press release, police said 22-year-old Rebecca Hardy climbed into a fenced yard where she knew the two dogs were contained. Police say one dog was a pit bull and attacked her face and neck. The other dog was a pit bull-husky mix and attacked "the lower part of her body," according to Port Huron Police. After being alerted by a witness, the dogs' owner was able to free Hardy, who was taken to a hospital where she died from her injuries. 

The Oakland County Medical Examiner's Office indicated Hardy died as a result of multiple injuries and deemed the manner of death a suicide, based on information given to police by witnesses, including the fact that Hardy had gotten into an argument at her home, left barefooted, and walked about a mile to where she knew the aggressive dogs would be confined. 

"She climbed the fence and jumped in and basically subjected herself to the attacks, which constitutes a purposeful act," Oakland County Medical Examiner Dr. Ljubisa Dragovic told the Times-Herald. Dragovic also told the Detroit Free Press that Hardy had attempted suicide in the past, according to the same article. 

Hardy's fiance said he doesn't believe his fiance would do anything to harm herself and has set up a memorial fund

The two dogs, and a pit bull-husky mix puppy were euthanized the next day with consent from the owner, according to the Times-Herald. 

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