(INSIDE EDITION)- A 68-year-old woman was found dead in the basement of her New York home by her devastated daughter, who told authorities her dogs may have eaten her mother, a police source told InsideEdition.com.
Officers responding to a 911 call for an unconscious and unresponsive woman found the body of Daisie Bradshaw in her Staten Island home at about 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, the NYPD said.
The victim, who was found beaten and bruised, was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.
Two dogs were in the basement with Bradshaw when she was found, a law enforcement source said, noting they may have attacked the woman, who was found with defensive wounds.
Bradshaw's daughter told a 911 operator that mother had been eaten by her two German shepherds, which she needed to have removed from the home, a police source said.
The NYPD's Emergency Service Unit removed the dogs after sedating them, the source said.
The city medical examiner will determine the official cause of death and the investigation into the woman's death is ongoing, authorities said.