Posted: 08/15/2011 12:30:50 PM PDT
Updated: 08/15/2011 01:18:24 PM PDT
Based on an evaluation by dog bite experts and a necropsy, Pacifica police on Monday concluded only one pit bull was involved in fatal mauling of Darla Napora.
Police Capt. Dave Bertini, who was the third on scene that day and gave CPR to Darla Napora, said the department has ruled out every other possible theory, other than that the 2-year-old unneutered pit bull terrier named Gunner killed his owner.
But the finding does not explain why Gunner would suddenly turn on a woman who had cared for him since he was a puppy.
"We're still waiting for the necropsy report" that may show whether the dog had a brain tumor or rabies, Bertini said. But if those abnormalities are not found, then Bertini said, "We may never know."
Greg Napora told this newspaper on Friday that he planned to bury his wife of three years, a popular bartender in San Mateo, with Gunner.
A message left at Greg Napora's home was not immediately returned.
Submitted by Jim Alex