BROWNSBURG IN - LOLA ENDRES, 61, WAS FOUND DEAD APPARENTLY ATTACKED BY HER DOGS
Update (May 10, 2016): The woman’s cause of death was determined to be a heart attack. According to Brownsburg PD, “Dog attack is considered a mitigating circumstance but not the cause of death. We don’t know which came first.”
A longtime animal rescue advocate died early Monday after being attacked by two of her own dogs, police said.
Lola Endres was found dead in her dining room shortly after midnight by her son, who thought his mother had been mauled to death by Endres' English bulldogs, Brownsburg police said.
Endres, 61, suffered multiple dog bites, police said, but investigators do not believe the attack led to her death. An autopsy was conducted Monday night, and investigators are considering the possibility that the attack was a contributing factor in Endres' death.
Brownsburg police officers were called to Endres' home in the 3200 block of North Hendricks County Road 800 East, in Brownsburg, about shortly after midnight after her son found her unresponsive in her dining room. She had been bitten all over her body, police said, and the two English bulldogs, who are alleged to have attacked her, were in the throes of a "vicious fight" when officers arrived.
"Bull," whom Endres had rescued only two weeks earlier, is suspected of being the aggressor in the attack, Brownsburg Police Department Capt. Jennifer Pyatt-Barrett told IndyStar.
Before coming to live with Endres, "Bull" had been accused of biting his previous owner, police said. The other dog, "Tomahawk," had lived with Endres for three years, and investigators are trying to determine whether any of the bite marks on her body came from him.
If the bites on Endres' body are found to be from both dogs, they will be euthanized, police said. For now, they have been quarantined at the Hendricks County Animal Care and Control shelter.
TWO OTHER DOGS WERE IN ENDRES' HOME AT THE TIME OF THE ATTACK, BUT THEY WERE CAGED, POLICE SAID.
Brownsburg police were called to the home of 61-year-old Lola Endres around midnight Monday after her son found her lying in a pool of blood.
Emergency responders arrived and pronounced Endres dead at the scene.
Police said it appears at least one, if not both, of Endres' ENGLISH BULLDOGS had attacked her prior to her death. Investigators said she suffered the most severe injuries to her legs.
Endres also had a medical condition with her heart that could have contributed to her death.
Police said one of the bulldogs had been with the family for three years. The other was a rescue animal with a history of biting people who'd only been with Endres for two weeks.
An autopsy was scheduled for Monday evening to determine Endres' cause of death.
Both dogs were being quarantined at the Hendricks County Animal Shelter.
The attack was at least the third high-profile incident involving dogs in Indiana this year.
In March, a 6-year-old was mauled by a pit bull on the northwest side of Indianapolis. A 7-year-old Johnson County boy was also hospitalized earlier this year following at attack by two Rottweilers at his babysitter's house.
2016 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 10 ( 5 CHILDREN - 5 ADULTS )
PIT BULL - 6 LINDA YUBA COUNTY CA LUMBERTON ROBESON CO NC
PERQUIMANS CO NC
CHARLOTTE NC SAN DIEGO CA ST. LOUIS COUNTY MO
PIT BULL MIX - 3 INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA (pit bull/rottweiler mix?)
THURSTON CO WA
MIX BREED SHEPHERD - 1
1-3 - TYLER TRAMMELL-HUSTON - 9 - LINDA YUBA COUNTY CA - THE BOY WAS IN FOSTER CARE AND THE SYSTEM ALLOWED HIM TO VISIT WITH HIS 24-YEAR-OLD HALF SISTER WHO LIVED IN A TRAVEL TRAILER WITH 3 PIT BULLS. IT APPEARS SHE LEFT HIM TO GO TO WORK AND WHEN SHE CAME BACK HE WAS MAULED TO DEATH. 1-8/9 - PAYTON LYRIK SAWYERS - 15 MONTHS - INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA - ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL/ROTTWEILER MIX?? ON THE NIGHT OF JANUARY 6 AT A HOME OF 2 PEOPLE SAID TO BE HER BABYSITTERS - SHE WAS RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL IN NC WITH SEVERE HEAD INJURIES AND WAS PLACED ON LIFE SUPPORT- SHE DIED ON JAN 8 OR 9, 2016.
1-24 - TALEN NATHAN WEST - 7 - LUMBERTON ROBESON CO NC - PIT BULL - TWO 7 AND 8-YEAR-OLD BROTHERS WERE PLAYING IN A WOODED AREA NEAR THEIR HOME WHEN A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL THAT THEY WERE FAMILIAR WITH ATTACKED THEM - 8-YEAR-OLD JAYLEN WAS BITTEN ON HIS LEGS BUT IT GOT TALEN BY THE NECK AND BROKE IT - HE WAS NOT RESPONSIVE WHEN FIRST RESPONDERS ARRIVED.
2-7 - AIDEN JOHNATHON-GRIM MORELLI - 3-DAY-OLD INFANT BOY- YOUNGSTOWN OH - THE 21-YEAR-OLD MOTHER WAS SLEEPING THE NIGHT ON THE COUCH AT HER MOTHER'S HOME AND LEFT THE INFANT ON THE FLOOR IN A "MAKESHIFT CRIB" REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN A LAUNDRY BASKET -HER MOTHER AND HER BROTHER WERE ALSO AT HOME DURING THIS TIME - THE MOTHER AWOKE TO FIND HER NEWBORN WITH HEAD INJURIES - THERE WERE 5 DOGS IN THE HOME - REPORTS SAY THE DOG THAT DID THIS WAS A MIXED BREED SHEPHERD.
2-10 - SUZANNE STORY- 36 - PERQUIMANS COUNTY NC - THE VICTIM'S MOTHER REPORTED THAT SHE HAD ADOPTED THE DOG THAT LOOKED LIKE A BOXER/BULLDOG MIX ABOUT A WEEK AGO FROM AN AD IN A NEWSPAPER THAT SAID IT WAS GOOD AROUND SMALL CHILDREN - SHE WAS CLEANING THE DOG'S CRATE WHEN IT ATTACKED HER - HER SISTER WAS THERE AT THE TIME AND TRIED TO GET IT OFF HER AND WAS INJURED ALSO - SHE WAS AIRLIFTED TO A HOSPITAL BUT DIED AS THE HELICOPTER WAS LANDING.
3-8 - GLADYS ALEXANDER - 92 - THURSTON CO WASHINGTON - THE WORLD WAR II VET WAS ATTACKED BY 4 PIT BULL MIXES THAT WERE AT HER NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET - SHE HAD WALKED ACROSS THE STREET TO GIVE THE NEIGHBOR THE NEWSPAPER BUT THE NEIGHBOR HAD GONE OUT FOR A FEW MINUTES AND IT LOOKED LIKE THE DOGS GRABBED HER AND DRAGGED HER INSIDE THE HOUSE - THE NEIGHBOR RETURNED AND FOUND THE DOGS ATTACKING HER AND STOPPED IT BUT NOT BEFORE THE DAMAGE WAS DONE - HER LEG AND ARM WERE AMPUTATED BUT SHE SUCCUMBED TO THE HORRIFIC INJURIES.
3-28 - BESSIE FLOWERS - 86 - CHARLOTTE NC - POLICE SOURCES STATED THAT WHILE VISITING IN HER DAUGHTER'S TOWNHOME THE ELDERLY WOMAN WAS ON THE BACK DECK AND SLIPPED OR TRIPPED AS SHE WAS COMING BACK INSIDE AND FELL - THE DAUGHTER'S 2 AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIERS WHICH THE VICTIM KNEW WELL BEGAN "PLAYING" WITH HER AND THEN ESCALATED INTO A FULL-BLOWN ATTACK GOING IN FOR THE KILL ON HER NECK AND HEAD - NEIGHBORS SAID THAT THE DOGS HAD SHOWN AGGRESSION IN THE PAST ATTACKING 2 OTHER DOGS - AFTER SEEING HER OWN MOTHER MAULED TO DEATH BY HER PIT BULLS THE DAUGHTER STILL REFUSED TO SIGN THE DOGS OVER TO OFFICIALS SO ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS SEIZED THEM.
3-31 - SONDA TYSON - 66 - LEESBURG FL - THE VICTIM WAS MAULED BY HER BRINDLE PIT BULL MIX SHE HAD ACQUIRED AS A PUPPY - SHE WAS FOUND ON HER BACK PORCH BY HER 13-YEAR-OLD GRANDDAUGHTER AND HER DAUGHTER-IN-LAW WITH SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO HER ARMS THAT WAS MISSING FLESH WITH BONES VISIBLE - THE DOG WAS STILL NEARBY HER INSIDE THE HOME SO A POLICE OFFICER SHOT IT TWICE FROM ON TOP OF A FIRE TRUCK SO THAT MEDICS COULD GET TO THE VICTIM BUT SHE HAD ALREADY DIED - IT IS BELIEVED SHE BLED TO DEATH. 4-21 - SEBASTIAN CABAN - 3-DAY-OLD INFANT BOY - MIRA MESA SAN DIEGO CA - FIRST REPORT SAYS THE MOTHER AND FATHER OF THE INFANT WERE IN BED BESIDE IT WATCHING TV WITH THEIR NEUTERED 2-YEAR-OLD PIT BULL WHEN THE MOM COUGHED AND TRIGGERED THE PIT TO ATTACK THE BABY AND KILL IT - THE PIT BULL WAS ADOPTED FROM THE SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO AND WAS TESTED FOR AGGRESSION - NO WORD ON WHAT THE PIT BULL'S HISTORY WAS - HAD IT EVER ATTACKED ANYONE BEFORE?
5-9 ADONIS REDDICK - 45 - ST. LOUIS COUNTY MO - ON MONDAY MORNING RELATIVES WENT TO CHECK ON THE MAN WHO HAD NOT BEEN SEEN OR HEARD FROM SINCE SATURDAY AND THEY FOUND HIM DEAD- ONE OF HIS TWO PIT BULLS WAS SHOT BECAUSE IT WAS SO AGGRESSIVE - AUTHORITIES NOW BELIEVE THIS PIT BULL KILLED ITS OWNER - THE VICTIM HAD MASSIVE INJURIES TO HIS NECK.
PENDING: 5-9 LOLA ENDRES - 61 - BROWNSBURG IN - HER SON FOUND HER SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT MONDAY MORNING DEAD IN A POOL OF BLOOD - IT APPEARED THAT HER 2 ENGLISH BULLDOGS HAD ATTACKED HER - SHE HAD A HEART CONDITION - AUTOPSY TO COME.....CORONER RULED THAT THE BITES OCCURRED POSTMORTEM??? PENDING: ?(WEEKEND OF APRIL 24)? - REDLANDS MIAMI DADE COUNTY FL - AN UNIDENTIFIED MAN WHO WORKED AT THE DRAGONFRUIT FARM WAS FOUND MAULED BY A PACK OF DOGS AND HE DIED FROM HIS MASSIVE INJURIES -