Womans body discovered eaten by her dogs after complaints about bad smell

A woman's dead body was discovered eaten by dogs in her own home, following complaints about a "bad smell".

Police were called to a property in the Airport neighbourhood, in the city of Santa Rosa, Argentina following reports from neighbours about a "nauseous smell" coming from the house for a week.

On entering the home, on December 31, they discovered the body of Ana Inés de Marotte, who had been partially eaten by her five dogs.

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According to the Infopico site, the 67-year-old had been declared "disappeared" during the second week of December, but was found in the Santa Rosa Sanatorium and released that same day.

However, following her discharge, Marotte returned to her home and was found dead a week later with her dogs trapped in he house with her.

According to commissioner Fernando Martín Cortez, of the Second Section of Santa Rosa, the police were called to the house due to the nauseating smell that was in the place.

Upon entering the room, they found Marotte lifeless on the floor.

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According to the local press, Cortez explained that the woman had gone to the Santa Rosa Sanatorium to treat a medical condition, and that she herself had been admitted without having relatives in the city.

Prosecutor Óscar Alfredo Cazenave confirmed that the victim died of cardiorespiratory arrest and that the dogs had eaten part of her face and ears after her death.


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