A beloved teacher was attacked and killed by a mysterious animal in North Carolina, and officials are still trying to figure out what happened.
On Friday, paramedics who responded to a 911 call for an animal attack found Brenda Hamilton, 77, suffering from serious injuries along a road in Beaufort County. Monday, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that Hamilton had died.
Officials originally said a DNA test eliminated “any wild animals indigenous to the area.” Later, they said test results did find K9 DNA at the scene that could match anything from a wolf or coyote to a domestic dog. Sheriff’s investigators are currently testing dogs in the area.
Hamilton was an English teacher for more than 50 years at a Christian school in Belhaven, North Carolina, where she is remembered by staff as their “angel.” Coworkers said Hamilton was attacked during her daily morning walk.
Monday, the school shared a statement on Facebook: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I share our precious Mrs. Hamilton has gained her wings … Anyone who knew her has no doubt that when she enter the gates of heaven, she was welcome with these words…’Well done my good and faithful servant…well done.'”
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