Thursday, December 17, 2015

GRIDLEY, BUTTE COUNTY CA - A WOMAN HAS DIED FROM INJURIES SHE SUSTAINED WHEN HER 2 PIT BULLS TURNED ON HER - INVESTIGATORS SPECULATED THAT SHE WAS TRYING TO BREAK UP A FIGHT BETWEEN THE PITS



http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/coroner-gridley-woman-killed-by-pit-bills/37718190

UPDATE:   Authorities say they are now waiting on an autopsy report to determine if Maria Torres, 57, died before her 2 dogs - a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old unneutered male pit bulls -  injured her: 



A Gridley woman has died from injuries she sustained while trying to break up a fight between her PIT BULLS, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.
When the woman failed to show up for work Wednesday deputies were asked to conduct a welfare check at her Dewsnup Lane home. They arrived around 3:30 p.m. and found the woman inside with bite marks on her body. Two large pit bull terriers were roaming the house.
Animal control officers were called to the home and the sheriff’s office launched an investigation.
According to a news release sent out Wednesday night, investigators determined the woman had tried to break up a fight between the dogs and sustained “grave” injuries as a result.
The sheriff’s office said relatives told deputies that both of the dogs were the woman’s pets.
The woman’s name is being withheld until all of her family has been notified.
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2015 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES  - 34  (13 CHILDREN - 21 ADULTS)

PIT BULL - 23
        FREDERICK MD - 
        WEST MIFFLIN PA
        NANTICOKE PA
        WHEELING WV 
       JEFFERSON COUNTY AR
       PAHRUMP NV
       DALLAS TX
       CHICAGO IL
       LAWTON OK
       PECOS TX
       HENDERSON COUNTY NC
       SHAKER HEIGHTS OH
       REDBIRD OK (4 dogs-3 pit bulls and 1 rottweiler)
       SPARTANBURG SC
       MOCKSVILLE DAVIE COUNTY NC
       NORTHSHORE RIVERSIDE COUNTY CA
       BAKER HEIGHTS WV
       VIDOR TX
       OKLAHOMA CITY OK
       ELMONT NY
       DETROIT MI
       PORT HURON MI (1 pit bull and 1 pit bull/husky mix)
       GRIDLEY CA
       
PIT BULL MIXES - 3
       BROOKSVILLE FL
       COLLEGE SPRINGS PAGE COUNTY IA 
       MARSHALL NY - PIT BULL/SHAR PEI MIX ?

3 DOGS:  AMERICAN BULLDOG, RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK, LAB MIX??? - 1 ATTACK
      MIAMI DADE FL

ROTTWEILER -  2
       SULPHUR SPRINGS TX
        MADISON COUNTY TN  

UNKNOWN BREED DOGS -  5 
       COAL HILL JOHNSON COUNTY AR (RUMORED TO BE  HIS SON'S PIT BULL MIXES) 
       ROSEBUD INDIAN RESERVATION SD  
       WASHINGTON GA (RUMORED TO BE PIT BULLS)
       CANYON LAKE TX
       AUTAUGA CO AL -  FB PIC SHOWED A LARGE PIT BULL AND 2 OTHER DOGS ONE OF 
       WHICH WAS TIED UP AT THE TIME OF THE MAULING - SHEPHERD MIX?? AND A LAB MIX         
      

(1-2-   PACK OF FERAL DOGS - UNIDENTIFIED NATIVE AMERICAN MALE ABOUT 40- GALLUP NM - PENDING - FOUND NEAR A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT ON U.S. 491 - POSSIBLY MAULED BY A PACK OF DOGS)


1.  1-7 -  EUGENE WESLEY SMITH -  87- FREDERICK MD - ATTACKED AND KILLED BY A 4-YEAR-OLD NEUTERED PIT BULL WEIGHING ABOUT 84 POUNDS THAT HAD BEEN RESCUED/ADOPTED AND LIVED IN THE HOME WITH SMITH, HIS SON AND HIS SON'S FIANCE SINCE MAY. 

2.  1-19 - DECLIN MOSS - 18 MONTHS - ISTACHATTA NORTH OF BROOKSVILLE FL - ATTACKED AND KILLED BY 2 OF THE FAMILY'S  PIT BULL MIXES  WHILE IN THE CARE OF HIS GRANDFATHER.

3.  1-22 -  MALAKI MILDWARD -  7 - COLLEGE SPRINGS, PAGE COUNTY IA - KILLED BY THE FAMILY'S TWO  8 OR 9 -MONTH-OLD PIT BULL MIXES.

4.  2-4  -  FREDERICK GLENN CRUTCHFIELD- 63- COAL HILL, JOHNSON COUNTY AR -  FOUND DEAD NEAR WOODED AREA OUTSIDE HIS HOME - AUTOPSY REVEALED HE DIED FROM BLOOD LOSS DUE TO MULTIPLE DOG BITES - THE DOGS, BREED UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME, BELONGED TO A RELATIVE. 

5.  2-15 - DONALD E. COX - 79 - NANTICOKE PA - THE ELDERLY MAN WAS SITTING ON HIS PORCH ON FEB. 15, 2015  WHEN A PIT BULL BEING WALKED ON A LEASH BY ITS OWNER RUSHED FORWARD AND ATTACKED HIS ARM AND BOTH HANDS - THE DOG WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE ON A MUZZLE BECAUSE OF VICIOIUS PROPENSITIES FROM HAVING PREVIOUSLY ATTACKED PEOPLE AND OTHER ANIMALS  - THE OWNER HAD REMOVED THE MUZZLE BECAUSE NO ONE WAS ON THE SIDEWALK AT THAT TIME - HIS LEFT HAND WAS CRUSHED WITH BROKEN BONES AND LOSS OF TISSUE AND HIS FINGER HAD TO BE AMPUTATED - HE LIVED LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AFTER THE ATTACK - HE DIED ON FEB 26, 2015. 

6. 2-22 - TAY'LYNN DEVAUGHN, 2 - WEST MIFFLIN PA - MAULED TO DEATH BY HER AUNT'S BOYFRIEND'S PIT BULL INSIDE THE HOME WHERE SHE AND HER FATHER HAD BEEN STAYING FOR SEVERAL DAYS - SHE HAD BEEN AROUND THE PIT BULL PREVIOUSLY.

7. 3-8 -  ROY HIGGINBOTHAM JR -  62 - WHEELING WV - AUTOPSY PENDING -  A 3-YEAR-OLD FEMALE PIT BULL OWNED BY DAVID WALLACE, 63, POSSIBLY A ROOMMATE OF HIGGINBOTHAM, ATTACKED HIM WHEN HE TRIED TO GIVE AID TO WALLACE WHO MAY HAVE HAD A HEART ATTACK.  WALLACE  HAD OWNED THE MOTHER OF THIS PIT BULL SO HE HAD THIS DOG SINCE IT WAS BORN.  AUTOPSY RESULTS SHOW THE VICTIM DIED FROM A SEVERED RADIAL ARTERY NEAR HIS LEFT WRIST.

8. 3-12- BETTY WOOD - 78 - SULPHUR SPRINGS TX - MAULED TO DEATH INSIDE HER HOME BY HER 5-YEAR-OLD ROTTWEILER

9. 3-14- JULIA CHARGING WHIRLWIND - 49 - WHITE RIVER SD - ROSEBUD RESERVATION - MAULED TO DEATH BY AT LEAST 2 AND PROBABLY MORE STRAY DOGS - BREED UNKNOWN.

10.  3-21- DE'TRICK JOHNSON- 36 - JEFFERSON COUNTY AR - ATTACKED AND MAULED TO DEATH BY 7 PIT BULLS AS HE GOT OUT OF HIS CAR AT C.J.'S GARAGE JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS OF PINE BLUFF. HE WAS WAITING FOR THE OWNER TO ARRIVE TO OPEN THE GATES SO HE WAS STILL OUTSIDE THE GATES IN A PUBLIC STREET AREA.

11. 3-31 - NETA LEE ADAMS - 81 - WASHINGTON GA - FOUND DEAD IN A DITCH - THE CORONER RULED SHE HAD DIED FROM MULTIPLE DOG BITES - BREED UNKNOWN.

12.  4-14 - KENNETH LAWRENCE FORD - 79 - PAHRUMP NV - ATTACKED BY 3 PIT BULLS ON MARCH 13, HE DIED ON APRIL 14 FROM HIS SEVERE INJURIES.

13. 4-19 - BRAYDEN WILSON - 2-MONTH-OLD INFANT BOY - DALLAS TX - THE BABY WAS IN HIS BOUNCY SEAT.  HIS FATHER WAS WITH HIM AND HIS MOTHER WAS NOT HOME - THE FATHER WENT OUTSIDE TO TURN ON A SPRINKLER  AND WHEN HE CAME BACK IN, THE FAMILY PIT BULL WAS MAULING THE BOY WHILE HE SAT IN THE BOUNCY CHAIR.

14. 5-2 - GAEGE ANTHONY RAMIREZ - 7 - CANYON LAKE TX - MAULED BY AS MANY AS 5 UNKNOWN BREED DOGS AT A HOUSE IN CANYON LAKE TEXAS WHERE HIS MOTHER HAD TAKEN HIM TO VISIT.

15. 5-25 - JAMES W. NEVELS III - 5 - CHICAGO IL - THE BOY WAS VISITING IN A HOME WITH HIS MOTHER - A PIT BULL (OWNER NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME) WAS AT THE RESIDENCE AND WAS BEING KEPT IN A BEDROOM BUT IT "SOMEHOW" GOT TO THE BOY AND GRIPPED DOWN ON HIS NECK AND SHOULDER - HEROS - 2 TEENAGE BROTHERS CAME WITH EVERY OBJECT THEY COULD FIND AND BEGAN BEATING THE PIT BULL - A CHAIR, A KNIFE, A ROCK, A POLE, A BRICK UNTIL THEY BEAT THE MUTANT TO DEATH....BUT IT WAS TOO LATE!!! 

16.  6-28 - JORDON COLLINS-TYSON 'JO JO' - 3 - LAWTON, COMANCHE COUNTY OK - THE CHILD WAS BEING RAISED BY HIS GRANDFATHER AND THEY WERE AT HIS GREAT GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE.  IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE GRANDFATHER WAS WORKING ON A CAR THERE.  SOMEONE NOT NAMED WAS WATCHING AFTER THE CHILD BY LOOKING THROUGH A WINDOW AS HE PLAYED IN THE YARD.  WHEN THEY LOOKED AGAIN, THE BOY WAS BEING MAULED BY A PIT BULL. TWO DOGS WERE ON THE PROPERTY AND EXACTLY WHO OWNED THIS DOG HAS NOT BEEN NAMED YET.

17.  7-2 -  NORBERTO LEGARDA- 83 - PECOS TX - THE ELDERLY MAN WAS FEEDING A RELATIVE'S PET DOG IN THEIR  BACKYARD WHILE THEY WERE OUT OF TOWN WHEN 3 PIT BULLS ENTERED THE YARD AND BEGAN ATTACKING THE RELATIVE'S PET AND THEN TURNED ON THE MAN. BY THE TIME POLICE GOT THERE AND SUBDUED THE PIT BULLS, HE WAS ALREADY DEAD.

18.  7-7 - JOSHUA PHILLIP STROTHER - 6 - HENDERSON NC - NEIGHBORS ADOPTED A NEUTERED MALE PIT BULL ABOUT 1-YEAR-OLD FROM A SHELTER IN A NEARBY COUNTY AND THEY ALLOWED JOSHUA AS WELL AS THEIR GIRL ABOUT THE SAME AGE AS JOSHUA TO PLAY WITH IT - IT APPEARS THAT JOSHUA CLIMBED THE FENCE OF THE NEIGHBOR TO PLAY AND WHEN HIS MOTHER DISCOVERED HIM A FEW MINUTES LATER HE WAS COVERED IN BLOOD AND APPEARED TO BE DEAD.

19.  7-12 - ANNIE WILLIAMS - 71 - SHAKER HEIGHTS OH - SHE WAS PICKING UP HER 2 GRANDDAUGHTERS FROM THEIR FATHER'S HOUSE AND HAD A 13-YEAR-OLD RELATIVE IN THE CAR WITH HER.  SHE EXITED THE CAR AND WAS ATTACKED IMMEDIATELY BY A PIT BULL WHO BELONGED TO SOMEONE WHO ALSO LIVED IN THE HOUSE. tWO MEN CAME AND TRIED TO PRY THE PIT OFF HER BUT COULD NOT AND ONE OF THEM GOT A GUN AND FIRED. THE DOG WAS POSSIBLY WOUNDED AT THIS TIME AND IT RAN INTO THE BACK YARD. OFFICERS SHOT THE DOG DEAD WHEN THEY ARRIVED. ANNIE WAS TRANSPORTED TO A HOSPITAL WHERE SHE DIED.


20.  7-24  - CAROLYN SUE LAMP - 68 - REDBIRD OK - SHE WAS FROM COWETA OK AND WAS WALKING ALONG PICKING UP CANS WHEN SHE WAS ATTACKED BY 4 DOGS - 3 PIT BULLS AND 1 ROTTWEILER.

21. 8-22 - PORSCHE NICOLE CARTEE - 25 - KILLED BY THE FAMILY PIT BULL THEY HAD OWNED SINCE IT WAS A BABY - IT WAS SAID TO BE AN UNNEUTERED MALE ABOUT 10-YEARS-OLD - A FRIEND HAS REPORTED THAT THE PIT BULL HAD ATTACKED THE MOTHER BEFORE PUTTING HER IN THE HOSPITAL BUT THEY NEVER REPORTED THE ATTACK TO OFFICIALS - THIS TIME IT BEGAN BY ATTACKING THE MOTHER AND NICOLE WENT TO HER AID AND IT TURNED ON HER - ANOTHER WOMAN IN THE HOME FINALLY GOT THE PIT OFF HER AND CALLED FOR HELP BUT SHE WAS FATALLY INJURED.

22. 8-24 - CATHY WHEATCRAFT - 48 -  MOCKSVILLE DAVIE COUNTY NC - THE WOMAN WALKED OUT TO HER MAILBOX SOMETIME BEFORE 7PM ON MONDAY EVENING AND THE NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ATTACKED AND KILLED HER - ANOTHER NEIGHBOR WAS INJURED COMING TO HER AID - IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE PIT BULL JUMPED OUT OF THE WINDOW OF ITS OWNER'S HOME - THE OWNER WAS NOT AT HOME AT THE TIME - THE PIT BULL HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN DECLARED "A NUISANCE" FOR ESCAPING ITS HOME AND ATTACKING ANOTHER DOG.

23. 9-4 - BARBARA MCCORMICK - 65 - BILLINGSLY AUTAUGA COUNTY AL - CORONER'S REPORT STATES CAUSE OF DEATH WAS FROM DOG ATTACK FROM THE FAMILY PETS DESCRIBED AS SHEPHERD MIX AND OR RETRIEVER MIX - THERE ARE NO WITNESSES BUT THE SHERIFF SPECULATES THAT THE SMALL, ELDERLY WOMAN WAS IN POOR HEALTH AND MAY HAVE BEEN FEEDING THE DOGS WHEN THEY GOT INTO A FIGHT OVER FOOD AND TURNED ON HER. FACEBOOK PICTURES OBTAINED FROM HER SON'S PAGE SHOWED A LARGE PIT BULL IN THE HOME.

43.  9-8 - EMILIO RIOS SR - 65 - NORTH SHORE RIVERSIDE COUNTY CA - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED AND KILLED HIM AS HE WAS WATERING HIS FLOWERS IN HIS YARD AND LEFT A WOMAN WHO TRIED TO HELP HIM SERIOUSLY INJURED AND IN THE HOSPITAL.

25.  9-22 - CARMEN REIGADA - 91 - MIAMI DADE FL - NEIGHBORS SAY THE 3 DOGS - AN AMERICAN BULLDOG, A RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK, A LAB MIX - BELONGED TO HER GRANDSON -SHE WAS ATTACKED AT HER HOME AROUND 4PM IN THE AFTERNOON ON TUESDAY.

26. 9-29 - LAMARKUS HICKS - 2- BAKER HEIGHTS WV - IT APPEARS AT THIS TIME THE CHILD WANDERED INTO A NEIGHBOR'S YARD WHERE A DOG WAS KEPT AND THE OWNER OF THE DOG FOUND THE CHILD AFTER HE WAS MAULED - THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL THEN LIFE FLIGHTED TO A LARGER FACILITY WHERE HE DIED. ONE WOMAN COMMENTING ON THESE STORIES SAYS HER MOTHER LIVES IN THE HOUSE IN BETWEEN WHERE THE CHILD LIVED AND WHERE THE ATTACK OCCURRED AND THAT THE CHILD PLAYED OFTEN WITH ALL THE CHILDREN IN THE AREA.  SHE SAYS THE DOG WAS A PIT BULL. 

27. 10-16 - EDGAR BROWN - 60 - OKLAHOMA CITY OK - ON OCTOBER 6 HE WAS ATTACKED BY 5 PIT BULLS AT A FRIEND'S RENTAL HOUSE - HIS BROTHER SAYS HE HAD BEEN ASKED TO GO OVER AND TAKE OUT GARBAGE FOR THIS FRIEND - THE DOGS APPARENTLY GOT THROUGH A HOLE IN A FENCE AND ATTACKED HIM IN THE FRONT YARD - HIS ARMS AND LEGS WERE SHREDDED AND BOTH LEGS HAD TO BE AMPUTATED AND PART OF AN ARM DUE TO INFECTION FROM THE DOG BITES AND HE ALSO SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK AND UNDERWENT HEART SURGERY - HE DIED ABOUT 2 WEEKS LATER.

28.  10-18 - TANNER SMITH - ON TUESDAY HE WOULD HAVE BEEN  6 YEARS OLD - THE BOY WAS WITH HIS MOTHER ON SUNDAY VISITING AT A FRIEND'S HOME WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY 2 PIT BULLS - HE WAS BITTEN ABOUT 16 TIMES INCLUDING A BITE TO THE MAIN ARTERY IN HIS NECK.

29. 11-8 - AMIYAH KAYLA DUNSTON - ELMONT NY - THE CHILD WAS FROM BALDWIN NY AND HAD BEEN TAKEN TO THE HOUSE IN ELMONT EITHER TO VISIT HER BIOLOGICAL FATHER, OR FOR A PLAY DATE WITH OTHER CHILDREN - BOTH HAVE BEEN SAID IN MEDIA ACCOUNTS - SHE WAS PLAYING ON THIS SUNDAY MORNING WITH 2 OTHER GIRLS WHEN THE PIT BULL THAT WAS OWNED BY A RENTER THAT LIVED IN THE UPSTAIRS ATTACKED HER -  A WOMAN FROM THE DOWNSTAIRS APARTMENT WAS UNABLE TO PULL THE PIT OFF HER - OTHER NEIGHBORS TRIED TO GET IT OFF HER BUT WERE UNABLE - WHEN POLICE ARRIVED AN OFFICER SHOT THE PIT BULL AND THE CHILD DIED A FEW HOURS LATER AT THE HOSPITAL.

30. 11-12 -  ANTHONY RIGGS - 57 -  FAMILY MEMBERS DESCRIBE HIM AS A DOG LOVER AND HE HAD HAD MANY LARGE DOGS BEFORE - HE HAD ADOPTED THIS DOG SAID TO BE A ROTTWEILER ABOUT 3 HOURS EARLIER - IT ATTACKED HIM IN HIS HOME AND ATTACKED OTHERS AS THEY TRIED TO COME TO HIS AID - THE DOG WAS FINALLY PUT DOWN.

31. 11-15 - CARTER EVAN HARTLE - 11-M0NTHS-OLD - MARSHALL NY, THE DOG IS SAID TO BE A PIT BULL/SHAR PEI MIX NOW - THE MOTHER SAYS THE BABY WAS IN THE LIVING ROOM WITH HER 3 OLDER DAUGHTERS PLAYING WHEN SHE TURNED AWAY TO DO SOMETHING, THEN HEARD THEM ALL SCREAM AND THE DOG HAD THE BABY BY THE HEAD AND NECK.

32. 12-2 - XAVIER STRICKLAND - 4 -  DETROIT MI - THE CHILD WAS WALKING DOWN THE STREET WITH HIS MOTHER WHEN 4 PIT BULLS ATTACKED HIM AND DRAGGED HIM BACK UNDER A FENCE AND SHREDDED HIS TINY BODY IN FRONT OF HIS MOTHER AND NEIGHBORS WHO RAN TO HELP.

33. 12-3 - REBECCA HARDY - 22 - PORT HURON MI - MAULED IN A BACKYARD BY A PIT BULL AND A PIT BULL/HUSKY MIX - SEVERE INJURIES TO FACE AND NECK- THE PARTNER OF THE 22-YEAR-OLD MOTHER OF A TODDLER  TOLD OFFICERS THAT REBECCA HAD LEFT THEIR HOUSE AFTER HAVING AN ARGUMENT AND WAS BAREFOOTED - SHE APPARENTLY WENT DOWN THE ALLEY BEHIND THE RENTAL HOUSE WHERE THE PIT BULL AND PIT BULL MIX WERE KEPT INSIDE A FENCE THAT WAS IN DISREPAIR - THE MEDICAL EXAMINER HAS RULED THAT SHE CLIMBED OVER THE FENCE TO COMMIT SUICIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  HER FIANCE AND FAMILY DO NOT BELIEVE THAT SHE COMMITTED SUICIDE.

34. 12-17 - MARIA TORRES - 57 - WHEN THE OWNER OF 2 PIT BULLS DID NOT SHOW UP FOR WORK ON WEDNESDAY, DEPUTIES WERE ASKED TO CONDUCT A WELFARE CHECK AND ARRIVED AT HER HOME AROUND 3:30PM.  THEY FOUND HER DEAD INSIDE HER HOME WITH WOUNDS CONSISTENT WITH DOG BITES AND HER PIT BULLS RUNNING LOOSE  INSIDE THE HOME - ON THURSDAY THEY ARE SAYING THAT THEY CAN NOT RULE OUT THAT SHE DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES AND THEN THE DOGS BIT HER BODY -  WAITING FOR MORE ON THE AUTOPSY REPORT.

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