Margate woman, 84, mauled to death by dog, man hospitalized

Carolyn Varanese pronounced dead at scene
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Posted at 12:34 PM, Aug 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 21:49:53-04

MARGATE, Fla. — Officials in Florida say an 84-year-old woman was mauled to death by her dog while a man was hospitalized with serious injuries.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports Carolyn Varanese was pronounced dead at the scenem while Joseph Varanese, 57, was taken to Northwest Medical Center in Margate.

The dog is now in the custody of the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center as police investigate the cause of the late Friday attack.

The dog's breed was not specified.