(DAYTON) - An Ohio woman known for her love of cats was found in front of her home Friday fatally mauled by two neighborhood dogs.
The body of Klonda Richey, 57, was naked on the sidewalk in front of the house in Dayton when police officers found her following the attack by two mixed-breed animals, according to a report from WCPO media partner WHIO-TV.
First responding officers, who said Richey's coat was torn off, were forced to kill the male dogs after they charged at them.
An autopsy was performed Saturday but officials with the Montgomery County Coroner's Office did not release a preliminary cause of the woman's death. They said her body is being held for further testing and more information will be released Monday.
Richey's next-door neighbors -- 28-year-old Andrew Nason and 23-year-old Julie Custer -- were taken into custody Friday and are being held pending a formal charge of reckless homicide.
Additional details about the attack were not released.
Those who knew Richey described their friend and colleague as a caring and artistic person with a friendly, bubbly personality, according to the WHIO report.
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