Authorities identified the woman whose body was discovered in the backyard of a vacant south Macon home Thursday afternoon.
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said an autopsy will be performed today on 46-year-old Tracey Brazzell Payne of an unknown address.
Police received an anonymous call about 2 p.m. that a fully-clothed white woman in her late 30s or early 40s was lying dead in the bushes at 1284 Glendale Ave., near Houston Avenue. She had severe lacerations on her body from what appeared to be dog bites and had been dead for between six and eight hours, Jones said.
Jones said a pack of pit bulls were found roaming around the yard of the home, but he would not say whether police suspected the woman was actually killed by the dogs.