Virginian Bethany Lynn Stephens, 22, was found dead in a wooded area. Her father found her body being aggressively guarded by her two pit bulls. Her body showed signs consistent with being mauled by animals.
Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew ruled out foul play, describing the horrific scene officers had found. ‘I observed… the dogs eating the ribcage on the body,’ he said. ‘The injuries were very severe.’ He ruled out suggestions that she could have been killed by a bear or coyote saying that bite and scratch marks were consistent with smaller animals. Agnew said that they also didn’t believe she’d been killed by a person.
The medical examiner ruled out with ‘complete certainty’ sexual assault, adding that they were no strangulation marks on her body. The animals have since been put down as Agnew warned: ‘Once a dog tastes human flesh it is not safe to have that dog around humans.’
Animals killing humans is not new. The Bible speaks on it in three ways. God uses animals for judgment and God uses animals to be a blessing or time and chance happens to them all. Wisdom and experience teaches us that pit bulls have a high rate of goring people and themselves, whether taught or not, its in them, otherwise you would not be able to bring it out. Playing with these animals is unwise, every snake charmer gets bit.
The animals should be put to sleep. That’s wisdom.