KAMLOOPS — We hope to learn more later today after a tragic incident on the Tk'emlups Indian reserve Saturday night.
Elder Kathleen Green was apparently mauled to death by a dog at her home on the reserve.
Coroner Barb McLintock says her office was notified of the incident Saturday, but as yet, few details are available.
Green, a residential school survivor and band elder, was 78 years old, and lived in a home on band land with her grandson.
The dog involved is reported to have been a ROTTWEILER, and initial reports, as yet unconfirmed, indicated the dog was chained in the back yard of the property.
The dog apparently had to be shot following the attack, as it continued to be aggressive.
Band Chief Fred Seymour told us he didn't have too many details when we talked to him last night. He said he was planning to talk to the family this morning, and would speak to the media when he knew more.
McLintock says her office is working with the band's RCMP office in the investigation.
A CFJC News crew covering the incident was told to leave the area this morning.