A Shreveport woman was killed over the weekend in an attack by a neighbor's dog she was caring for, according to the Caddo Parish coroner.

59-year-old Joni Hatcher was found inside a home in the 7800 block of Womack Road in Shreveport just after 11:30 am on Sunday, July 7.

Hatcher was last seen alive the night before around 8:00 pm by a neighbor who saw her checking her mailbox.

Investigators were told by a neighbor that Hatcher had been caring for the dogs while the homeowner was away.

The coroner said her injuries were consistent with an attack by an animal, possibly a dog or dogs.

Caddo Parish Coroner's Office
Caddo Parish Coroner's Office

The investigation into the woman remains under investigation by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office. We'll update this story should new information become available.

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