The Sun and the Daily Mail each apparently unpublished articles claiming that a woman named Cassandra Smith was killed by her pet Alsatian dog when she was trying to defend her children, Tabloid Watch reported.
Links for the two articles now re-direct to error pages. According to Tabloid Watch, a “post mortem” on the woman found that “she died from natural causes as a result of a pre-existing medical condition.” The dog reportedly attacked her following her death.
A search of the Sun’s website doesn’t produce any correction or update about the now-removed story. The newspaper has published a Feb. 9 story that reports that the dog was “destroyed” and that the police found Smith died of “natural causes.”