Connecticut woman brutally attacked by dogs outside home dies

A 53-year-old woman in Connecticut has died one week after two dogs viciously attacked her outside a home, officials confirmed Monday.

“Chunks of her skin were missing and everything,” witness Peter Pervis told WTNH.

The woman, identified as Jocelyn Winfrey, was visiting the dogs' owner, Hamilton Hicks, in New Haven on June 20, officials said. After the American bulldog mixes attacked, a neighbor said kids in the area tossed rocks and a trash can at the dogs to try getting them off her.

Paramedics rushed Winfrey to Yale-New Haven Hospital where she later died.

Crews took the dogs to be quarantined at a shelter. The city confirmed the animals were properly registered, vaccinated and never had any prior complaints.

Hicks also was bitten, investigators said. His injuries were considered non-life-threatening.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.