The Whitley County Sheriff said dogs had started eating the body of an elderly woman who had likely been dead a few days.
Deputies were called around 3:00 Tuesday afternoon to the woman's home on Little Spruce Creek Road in Corbin.
Sheriff Colan Harrell said the 68-year-old lived in a very small, converted storage unit with about a dozen dogs.
According to deputies, a neighbor was concerned because she had not seen the victim for three or four days.
The victim's name will not be released until family is notified.
Harrell said it appeared that the woman had died of natural causes, but the investigation was still underway.
Animal control is also working with the Sheriff's Department on the case.