A woman was killed in Anahuac Texas by a wild hog. Christina Rollins was a 59-year-old caretaker for the elderly. She was found in the front yard of a client on Sunday.
Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said in a press conference Monday afternoon the Jefferson County medical examiner’s office formally ruled the cause of death as “exsanguination due to feral hog assault.”
“We had suspected that,” said Hawthorne. “My detectives and the criminal investigation team felt like that’s what it was, but it was not something that we could even come close to announcing until we had the cause of death from the medical examiner’s office.”
Wild hogs can be extremely aggressive, but it is rare for them to kill a person. Anyone that is near wild animals should have a knife or gun on them to protect from attacks like this one.
The Chambers County Sheriffs department had this to say.
Christine Rollins, 59, Liberty.
CSI Sherry Willcox and Detective Paul Vest, along with staff from Sterling.
Sheriff Brian Hawthorne reports that early this morning the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a deceased female discovered in the front yard of a home in the 4000 block of State Hwy 61 in the rural area of Anahuac, TX.
Sheriff’s deputies identified the decedent as Christine Rollins, 59, of Liberty, TX.
Preliminary investigation reveals Rollins was the caretaker of an elderly couple who lives at the home. When Rollins didn’t show up at the normal time, the 84 year old homeowner went outside and found her laying in the yard between her vehicle and the home’s front door. When deputies arrived they found Rollins deceased, with multiple injuries to her body. It appears that she has an injury to her head that is consistent with a fall, but she also has numerous injuries that appear to be animal related.
Chambers County Justice of the Peace Pct 1, Yale Devillier, is doing an inquest and has ordered a forensic autopsy to assist in determining cause of death.
“At this time detectives are unable to determine if she collapsed due to a medical condition and the fall caused the head injury, or if the animals may have caused the fall and contributed to her death. But, at this time, we have no reason to believe that there is any foul play involved in her death,” said Sheriff Brian Hawthorne.