August 11, 2011, 06:45 PM Bay City News Service
A pregnant Pacifica woman was mauled and killed by her dog at her home early today, police said.
Pacifica police officers found an unresponsive 32-year-old Darla Napora lying in the front room not breathing when they responded to a home in the 500 block of Reina Del Mar Avenue shortly after 12:15 p.m.
The victim’s husband had come home from work and found their 2-year-old pit bull hovering over his wife’s body.
Officers began performing CPR before Pacifica Fire Department and San Mateo County paramedics arrived and pronounced her dead at the scene.
After police arrived, Napora’s husband told them the dog was secured in the backyard of the residence. While medical personnel were tending to the victim, the dog freed itself and approached the officers and first responders. Officers shot the dog three times, killing it.
There was a second dog in the backyard, and it and the deceased dog were taken to the Peninsula Humane Society for examination.
An autopsy for the woman and a necropsy for the dog are scheduled for Friday.