Homicide detectives are investigating the death Tuesday of a 50-year-old North Philadelphia woman, who, according to her husband, was killed by the couple's pit bulls.
The woman, whose name was not released, suffered "severe head and face injuries, and that appears to be the cause of death," said Chief Inspector Scott Small.
The manner of death, whether by attacking dogs or "man-made," will be determined by an autopsy Wednesday, Small said.
After an initial investigation in the home, the Medical Examiner's Office cannot say for sure, Small said.
The husband and another man were handcuffed and taken away to be questioned by detectives.