Daisie Bradshaw's body was found in her basement by her daughter, who called emergency services telling them a pair of German shepherds could have eaten her mother.
New York Police Department (NYPD) said officers responding to the call in Staten Island found Ms Bradshaw beaten, bruised and unresponsive. She was declared dead at the scene, reports Inside Edition.
A Police Emergency Service Unit took the dogs away from the scene after sedating them.
The New York medical examiner is to determine the official cause of death while the investigation into the fatal incident is ongoing.
In August, a three-year-old boy from Halstead in Essex died after being bitten by a dog.
A few days earlier, a man in his fifties in West Yorkshire was attacked by a dog and died from his injuries.
(The Independent - Oct 27, 2016)