Sheriff: Iowa woman dies after receiving multiple dog bites

A woman in rural Iowa died this week after she was attacked by her own five dogs, authorities said. (Source: KTIV)
Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 3:23 PM CDT
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CLAY COUNTY, Iowa (KTIV) - Authorities say a woman living in rural northwest Iowa died earlier this week after being attacked by her own dogs.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says on Aug. 15 law enforcement got a report of someone coming across what they believed to be a motorcycle accident. The man that called authorities said he located a woman in a ditch but could not get close to her because there were several large dogs next to her.

Authorities found the woman near the intersection of 450th Street and 200th Avenue, located south of Rossie. The woman, identified as 43-year-old Mindy Kiepe of Rossie, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kiepe’s body was taken to the Iowa State Medical Examiner in Ankeny for an autopsy. On Aug. 17, it was ruled that Kiepe’s death was due to multiple dog bite injuries. Investigators determined five Great Dane dogs, owned by Kiepe, caused her death. Those dogs have been euthanized.

It was also determined that Kiepe did not have a motorcycle accident. The incident reportedly occurred just a short distance from Kiepe’s farm residence.

A GoFundMe has been created for Kiepe. It can be viewed here.

Photo of Mindy Kiepe.
Photo of Mindy Kiepe.(GoFundMe)

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