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
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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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