Greenville, SC (FOX Carolina) - On Friday, the Greenville County Coroner's Office announced the name of a woman killed in Greenville from a dog attack.
According to the coroner's office, the 52-year-old victim, identified as Nancy Cherryl Burgess-Dismuke, was attacked on Yale Street in Greenville on Thursday afternoon around 3:00 p.m.
Senior Deputy Coroner Kent Dill says the victim suffered multiple, extremely severe, dog bites to her upper arms resulting in a large volume of blood loss.
According to the sheriff's office, neighbors witnessed the attack and were able to get the victim to safety away from the dogs and called 911. Investigators say she was wrestling with her dogs in the front yard, before they turned on her and became aggressive.
We spoke to the neighbors to fought to save the victim from the dogs, this is what they had to say:
Deputies say when they arrived on scene they applied tourniquets to the victims arms in an effort to stop the bleeding.
Dill says that Greenville County EMS treated Burgess-Dismuke on scene, and was then transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital where she died about seven hours later.
According to the coroner's office, multiple dogs were in the home at this time, but an autopsy will be needed to determine which dogs were involved in the attack.
The Greenville County Sheriff's Office and coroner's office are still investigating the case.
Neighbors say Burgess-Dismuke was a very nice woman, and anytime you'd ask for help, she was happy to offer it.
William Long, one of her neighbors, said "She was a real nice lady. Anytime you asked her for anything any kind of help she gave it to you. She didn't question it. She didn't come out and raise a bunch of cane about it. If she can give you some help she will."
Denzel Whiteside, another neighbor, says he tried to help get the dogs off of Burgess-Dismuke.
"I did everything I could." he said. "We're praying for the family. Hopefully they'll get through this and we'll be there to support them the entire way."