High school teacher, 77, killed in animal attack as authorities identify CANINE DNA in her clothes

Mail Online | 2/19/2019 | Associated Press;Matthew Wright For Dailymail.com
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School officials say a 77-year-old North Carolina high school teacher died from injuries suffered in an animal attack. But authorities say they can't tell exactly which animal.

Pungo Christian Academy said in a Monday Facebook post that Brenda Hamilton died after the Friday animal attack in the small Beaufort County town of Pantego.

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'It is with the heaviest of hearts that I share our precious Mrs. Hamilton has gained her wings,' the school said in the post. 'She has always been our Pungo angel, but now she is rejoicing with her maker in heaven.

Authorities received a 911 call Friday around 5:45 a.m. that someone had been attacked by an animal on Indian Run Road in Pantego, according to a statement released by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. Hamilton was found suffering from severe injuries from the attack.

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Pantego is a town of roughly 200 people located on the North Carolina coast.

Investigators are trying to determine what kind of animal was involved in the attack and the sheriff's department has tapped biologist with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Officers to help with the investigation.

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