BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Officials have identified the woman allegedly attacked and killed by three dogs last Monday as 36-year-old Crystal Lynn Pearigen.
The woman was found in a Costco parking lot Sunday morning in Northwest Bakersfield with multiple injuries.
Police said the attack started in a commercial area parallel to Costco, where several businesses occupy.
As the attack continued, the woman exited the commercial area and crossed into Costco's parking lot through a fence, where she later died, according to to officials.
Bakersfield Police Department spokesman Nathan McCauley said one Pit bull and one mixed breed escaped from a nearby business before the attack. The third dog was a stray Pit bull.
All three dogs were located and will be euthanized, according to officials.
Police are investigating whether the woman was a transient and have not been able to locate family.