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Newborn infant dies after dog attack at Ohio home

Updated: May 18, 2012 8:22AM



TOLEDO, Ohio — An Ohio coroner’s investigator says a 3-day-old infant died hours after she was attacked by a family dog while sitting in a swing.

The investigator tells The Blade in Toledo the baby girl suffered head trauma at a home near Beaverdam in northern Allen County on Thursday evening. He says the attack apparently lasted only seconds.

He says the girl’s parents were in a different room and said they didn’t hear noises from the dog or the infant.

She was flown to a Toledo hospital, where she died. An autopsy was planned.

A sheriff’s officer said the dog appeared to be a “pit bull” mix. It was put in the custody of the county dog warden.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/



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