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Pit bulls fatally maul jogger, remain on the loose; warning issued

An Antelope Valley woman jogging in Littlerock was mauled to death Thursday by a pack of pit bulls, officials said.

The dogs remained on the loose Thursday afternoon. L.A. County Sheriff's Department deputies were warning people to stay away from the area, department spokesman Steve Whitmore said.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was jogging on Avenue S between 110th Street East and 113th Street East when four pit bulls attacked her at about 9:30 a.m., according to Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control. Paramedics took her to a hospital but she died en route.

Animal control officers and L.A. County sheriff's deputies are searching for the dogs and investigating the incident. Sheriff's homicide detectives are also responding to the incident.

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