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Dog attack possibly behind Kamloops-area woman's death

Last Updated Jan 31, 2016 at 9:18 pm PDT

The Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc reserve, north of Kamloops (Googlemaps)

KAMLOOPS (NEWS 1130) – The BC Coroner’s office says it is looking into a death that may have occurred because of a dog attack.

A woman died Saturday night on the Tk‘emlúpsemc te Secwepemc reserve, just north of Kamloops.

Not many other details are known at this time.

A Kamloops news outlets report the woman was an elder.

The Tk‘emlúpsemc te Secwepemc band consists of one thousand members.

There have been two other high-profile dog attacks in BC in the last month.

Late last month, a woman was attacked and critically injured by a Rottweiler-husky cross. The mauling happened in a Richmond home on Williams Road. The woman in this case was trying to protect her three-year-old nephew.

On Christmas Day, a Fort St. John man was so badly attacked by two pit bulls that got into his home he was close to losing his arm. He has had several surgeries to save it.