CORBIN, Ky. (WATE) - A Kentucky woman was found dead and partially eaten by her dogs on Tuesday afternoon.
The 68-year-old lived in a shed on Little Spruce Creek Road in Corbin. Her name has not yet been released.
Trash covers the ground outside of her property and is piled up inside the shed where she was found by her neighbor John Kinman. He says he was going there to drop off dog food for the twenty dogs she kept around.
"So I go down there and the terrible smell coming out of the windows and both the dogs barking in the window barking," Kinman said.
He looked through a window, saw her body on the bed and called for help.
"She was dead, I mean there was a million flies all around her," Kinman said.
"68-years-old and living in these kind of conditions is terrible," said Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell.
Harrell says her body was partially eaten by her two dogs.
"This is the instinct of a dog. They are your best friend but in the right conditions they will chew on you."
Harrell says the Whitley County Animal Shelter is taking care of the dogs. No foul play is suspected, but the investigation is ongoing.