The cause of death was identified as a "dog," Clearcreek City Police Chief John Terrill told WLWT. throughout the house, according to WLWT.
Matthew's husband, Mark Matthews, found his wife unanswered on Friday and called authorities. He had been in county jail Wednesday and returned home that day, it was reported
Mark Matthews said that the seed The animal rescued the dogs about two years ago, but one recently became vicious, biting his arm, reported WLWT. "
Authorities believe the dogs attacked the woman and she was able to drive them outside before succumbing to her injuries. Police believe she may not have realized the severity of her injuries and there is evidence that "She changed her clothes and tried to clean her blood with towels," the associate said.
Police said the victim was suffering from chronic alcoholism and had taken several prescription drugs that could affect her ability to respond appropriately to the situation, according to WLWT. The incident report, reviewed by the associate, says investigators have found debris inside the home, including beer cans and medicine bottles.
"Because of this story, it is believed that (Mary Matthews) may not have been in a distinct state to judge the severity of her situation and thus failed to call for help," the report states. Police.
WLWT reports that dogs have been euthanized.
CNN's Daniel Hackett contributed to this report.