Woman found holding dog’s head in Sultan taken to hospital for mental evaluation

SULTAN — A woman found holding a dog’s severed head was taken to a Monroe hospital Thursday for a mental evaluation, officials said.

Passersby called 911 around 11:30 a.m. to report that the woman was standing along U.S. 2 in Sultan with a dog’s head wrapped in a towel, Snohomish County Sher

iff’s Office spokeswoman Rebecca Hover said.

“The woman was distraught and not making sense,” Hover said. She also was partially clad.

The woman, who was not injured, was taken to an area hospital for a mental evaluation, Hover said.

Deputies believe she killed her dog at her home nearby.

The woman, 48, lives in a house with her husband near U.S. 2.

Deputies went to the home to investigate.

Once their investigation is complete, they likely will refer charges to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office for review and consideration, Hover said.

Deputies also found two cats and another dog at the house. They were not injured and are not removed from the property, Hover said.

Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446; stevick@heraldnet.com.

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