BUFORD, Ga. -- Authorities have ruled out foul play in the death of a 53-year-old woman whose body was found in a Buford home on Tuesday.
Initially, investigators labeled the death of Karen Higgins as a homicide. Officers said her body appeared to have some injuries to her body. After an examination by the medical examiner, the officials said the trauma was likely caused by a family pet after her death.
Investigators said they are awaiting toxicology results before closing the case.
According to police, Higgins' husband has a medical disability which limits his mobility through the home, and he did not have access to a phone to report his wife's condition.