This is an extremely sad story. A 57-year-old woman beloved by her community was on her way to help a woman who lived down the street Saturday when she was attacked and mauled to death by a dog, neighbors say. Friends say Karen Brown was afraid of dogs and often hopped over fences to avoid a pit bull known as a problem in the neighborhood before it attacked her Saturday around 12:25 p.m. on the 10100 block of South Calhoun Avenue.
“I miss her already, she was a loving caring person," neighbor Thelma Brown said. "Everyone called her 'Punchie' around here".