Owners of the pale green wooden home at 1215 South Street had it demolished in October along with a garage apartment on the same property months ago after structural issues were found in both, according to a Leesburg code enforcement official.
Sondra Tyson, 66, was living in her son’s home in March when she was attacked by her 68-pound pit bull.
According to Leesburg police, a relative came to the South Street home on March 31 and found her in a pool of blood. Police said they had to shoot the blood-covered dog on the rear porch to allow paramedics to get to the body.
Tyson was pronounced dead at the scene.
Nothing could be found in a subsequent necropsy report to indicate why the dog attacked the woman, an animal she had raised since it was a puppy.
Snavely said code enforcement officers later determined the home and the garage were structurally unsound. The stairwell of the garage had collapsed and residents were using a ladder to access the top floor.
The owner eventually elected to tear down both buildings.
(Daily Commercial - Dec 26, 2016)