WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A 59-year-old Texas woman was found dead after she was viciously attacked by a group of feral hogs outside a home in Anahuac on Sunday, the Chambers County sheriff said.
- Christine Rollins was on her way to work as a caregiver to an elderly couple when she failed to show up at her normal time.
- Sheriff Brian Hawthorne, who described the scene as ‘one of the worst things’ he’s ever seen, said the 84-year-old homeowner found Rollins lying in the front yard between her car and the house.
A 59-year-old woman in Texas was attacked and killed by a group of feral hogs in what the local sheriff described as an “unbelievably tragic” incident.
Christine Rollins died from a loss of blood after “multiple hogs” attacked her, Sheriff Brian Hawthorne confirmed at a news conference Monday.
Rollins, who worked as a caretaker for an elderly couple, was attacked after she arrived on the early morning of Sunday at the couple’s house. It was still dark outside when she was assaulted.
The couple she worked for lives on a plot of about 10 acres in Anahuac, Texas. The 84-year-old homeowner found Rollins’ body in the front yard between her car and the house. He called 911 to alert the police.
Authorities first thought Rollins may have died from a medical condition before the hogs chanced upon her body, but Hawthorne said there is now “no question in the medical examiner’s mind that this was feral hogs that caused her death.”
“In my 35 years, I will tell you it’s one of the worst things I’ve ever seen,” Sheriff Hawthorne said.
Hogs have taken over some of the surrounding areas of the home and they are a known issue throughout the Texas county, but assaults of this kind is very rare, Hawthorne added. He also noted that there have been just less than six feral hog assaults reported in the country.