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Pit Bull Attack Victim Nga Woodhead Dies of Heart Attack Linked To Dog Bites, Injuries

| by Denise A Justin

Nga Woodhead died on Tuesday, after surviving a brutal attack by two Pit Bulls one week ago in Spanaway, Washington. Nga sustained extensive injuries as she tried to protect herself from the relentless animals. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office listed several causes of death including heart attack, injuries to the body, and dog bites.

VICTIM’S HUSBAND IS A VIETNAM VETERAN

Nga's husband, Chuck Woodhead, told Q-13News that today would have been their 42nd wedding anniversary. He met his wife while serving in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam.

“She was the most wonderful loving sweet person in the whole world,” said Woodhead.

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Nga Woodhead passed away just before she was set to return home, according to her husband, and he believes it was the injuries from the attack that triggered an underlying heart condition.

"We were sitting in a room waiting for the discharge paperwork when her heart just stopped," Chuck Woodhead told King5.

He believes the injuries from the attack triggered an underlying heart condition. “The trauma from the dogs is what pushed her over the edge, he said. “It’s what caused her heart to fail,” he .

2 PIT BULLS WERE "EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE AND OUT OF CONTROL"

Nga Woodhead, 65, was attacked by two Pit Bulls without provocation on October 30 while she was walking at about 9 a.m. in the 16200 block of Pacific Avenue South, King5 News reported..

According to the News Tribune, a 52-year-old man saw her trying to fend off the dogs with an umbrella. He tried valiantly to help Nga but was then bitten by the dogs himself.

A third bystander saw the attack and obtained a handgun from a nearby resident and shot one of the dogs, the News Tribune reported. After that, both of the dogs ran from the scene.

The dogs were later killed by police. One witness told the News Tribune that the dogs were “extremely aggressive and out of control.”

It is unknown at this time if charges will be brought against the owner(s) of the dogs.

Source: King 5, Q13 Fox