Thursday, August 11, 2011
(08-11) 16:57 PDT PACIFICA -- A pregnant Pacifica woman was found dead by her husband today after an apparent attack by a family pit bull, police said.
Darla Napora, 32, was killed in her home on the 500 block of Reina del Mar, said Capt. Dave Bertini, a Pacifica police spokesman.
Napora's husband told police that he arrived home from work around noon and found one of the couple's two pit bulls standing over his wife's body. He was able to get the dog into the backyard before police arrived a few moments later.
Attempts to revive Napora were unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
While the investigation was under way, Bertini said, the dog, a 2-year-old male, got loose from the yard and charged at officers who were stationed outside. They fired three shots at the pit bull, killing it.
The family's second pit bull was not believed to have been involved in the attack, but was removed as a precaution by the Peninsula Humane Society, which provides animal control services for San Mateo County.