UPDATED: Woman dead after dog attack in Chaswood; Police confirm dog later found deceased

CHASWOOD: A woman from Middle Musquodoboit is dead after the dog she owned attacked her as she walked it shortly after 8 a.m.

In an updated press release, Halifax District RCMP said they responded to a report of a possible deceased woman off the Wittenburg Rd. in Chaswood, just outside Middle Musquodoboit and a dog was near the woman.

Police determined that the woman, who lived in Middle Musquodoboit, was walking her dog when it attacked her. The dog was described as a large pit bull. The dog ran away prior to police arrival.

Police were searching the area for the dog.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., police were notified that the dog was struck by a passing motorist near Hwy. 224 and it was confirmed deceased.

“We can not provide any further information on the woman at this time because family has not been notified,” said RCMP in a release. “Our thoughts are with the victim’s family during this difficult time.”