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Man found dead in unit 'was mauled by dog'

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Detectives believe a man found dead in a Nowra unit earlier this week was mauled by his dog after he had an epileptic fit.

NSW Police initially treated the 51-year-old's death as suspicious after his body was discovered in the unit on Monday.

But a police officer told News Corp Australia on Thursday that murder had been ruled out following a post-mortem examination.

"After further forensic tests at the scene and on the animal we are pretty confident that the dog, for whatever reason, attacked the man," the officer said.

Emergency services were initially called to the residence after concerns were raised for the 51-year-old.

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