Lisa Urso pictured in 2011 with one of her dogs on Facebook.
The adopted dog, bred to fight, had already attacked the woman's boyfriend.
An Illinois woman was found dead after being mauled by her French bulldog, according to authorities.
On Saturday, Lisa Urso, 52, was found dead in the backyard of her home in Ingleside, a suburb outside of Chicago, by a friend. The French bulldog was one of Urso's three pet dogs and had recently been adopted, according to Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper.
“It [injury] wasn't the neck, most were in her legs and arms," Cooper said, per WGN9. "Some on her torso as well. Just a lot of bites. A lot of scratching. I hate to say it, but unfortunately, it was a vicious attack."