Deputies with the Mason County Sheriff's Office found a man dead with multiple stab wounds to the chest Sunday night in the rural community of Hoodsport. A woman who deputies believe stabbed the man is a neighbor of the victim. She is in custody for unrelated outstanding warrants.

The incident happened near Rainbow Way and Cod Place, according to a neighbor. 

Mason County Coroner identified the man who died as 54-year-old David John Cullerton. Investigators believe the fight may have started over a dog.

At this time, it appears the stabbing was self-defense according to authorities although they are still investigating.