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BPD: Woman allegedly killed by dogs identified

Posted at 10:15 AM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 13:51:37-04

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.