UPDATE: 'Person of interest' named in pit bull mauling

Courtesy NBCLA.com

Police reportedly removed several dogs and two men from a home in Antelope Valley where a woman was fatally mauled Thursday morning.

Sheriff's authorities say they've identified a "person of interest" in the death of a 63-year-old jogger who was mauled to death by a pack of pit bulls in the Mojave Desert.

The Los Angeles Times reports 29-year-old Alex Jackson is being investigated in the death of Pamela Maria Devitt.

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Jackson has been arrested on suspicion of growing marijuana at a home while police were searching the property during the mauling investigation. It's unclear if he owns the seized dogs.

Homicide investigators were conducting DNA tests to determine whether any of the six pit bulls seized at Jackson's home are the animals that attacked Devitt on Thursday.

Her husband says the animals aren't to blame, but their owner is.

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