ANTIOCH IL - A 71-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS FOUND DEAD IN HER HOME APPARENTLY MAULED BY 2 DOGS - A GERMAN SHEPHERD AND A CHOW/LAB MIX - AUTOPSY DETERMINED ELIZABETH FLOOD DIED OF STROKE AND THE DOG BITES WERE POSTMORTEM
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News)- The Lake County Sheriff's Department said a woman found dead in an Antioch house was killed by her grandson's dogs.
The woman's body was found at a house on the 26000 block of West Channel Avenue on Tuesday. The woman had multiple bite marks and had apparently been killed by a GERMAN SHEPHERD AND A LAB-CHOW MIX.
"The bites were very extensive, there were multiple bites all over the 71-year-old's body from her head to her toes," said Detective Christopher Covelli.
The victim's 23-year-old grandson came home from work and found his grandmother dead in a bedroom inside their home. The German shepherd was found wandering the neighborhood.
The sheriffs department says the elderly woman was so badly mauled it will take dental records to positively identify her. A spokesman said they are looking into whether there were any calls or complaints about the dogs being aggressive.
A neighbor who saw the dog earlier Tuesday said it appeared calm. However, he also says everyone on this block is just stunned.
"Very disturbing. I saw the dog out earlier, was working in my yard, the dog came over, playful dog, you know, no signs of aggression...and finished my work, walked back out in the front, I saw the distraught grandson," neighbor Billy Schroeder said. "I said 'what's going on, are you OK' and he said 'no my grandma is gone.' I said what happened to grandma, he said my dog attacked her."
The sheriffs department says there was no signs of a struggle for the victim, leaving open the possibility that the elderly woman may have died before being bitten by the dog. But the sheriffs department is calling this a mauling.
2016 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 14 ( 6 CHILDREN - 8 ADULTS )
PIT BULL - 8 LINDA YUBA COUNTOY CA SAN DIEGO CA STOCKTON CA LUMBERTON ROBESN CO NC
PERQUIMANS CO NC
CHARLOTTE NC ST. LOUIS COUNTY MO CORINNA ME
PIT BULL MIX - 4 INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA (pit bull/rottweiler mix?)
THURSTON CO WA
LEESBURG FL MIAMI-DADE FL
MIX BREED SHEPHERD - 1
YOUNGSTOWN OH PACK OF 6 DOGS - 1 DALLAS TX
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. 2) 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.
3) 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.
4) 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.
5) 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.
6) 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.
7) 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.
8) 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. 9) 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? 10) 4-23 - MANUEL MEJIA - HOMESTEAD AREA MIAMI DADE COUNTY FL- IT IS REPORTED THAT HE WAS A LIVE- IN WORKER AT THE DRAGON FRUIT FARM AND WAS WALKING WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY HIS EMPLOYERS UP TO 7 BELGIAN MALINOIS/BULLDOG MIXES - HE DIED FROM HIS MASSIVE INJURIES - THE INCIDENT IS BEING INVESTIGATED AS A HOMICIDE
11) 5-9 - ADONIS REDDICK - 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 WAS THE PIT BULL THAT KILLED ITS OWNER - THE VICTIM HAD MASSIVE INJURIES TO HIS NECK.
12) 5-9 - ANTOINETTE BROWN - 52 - SHE WAS ATTACKED BY A PACK OF DOGS EARLY ON MAY 2 AND WAS SO SEVERELY INJURED THAT SHE WAS PLACED IN A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA - SHE WAS BITTEN MORE THAN 100 TIMES AND WAS DEGLOVED WITH EXPOSED MUSCLE AND TENDONS ON MUCH OF HER BODY - SHE WAS REMOVED FROM LIFE SUPPORT MONDAY MAY 9 - 6 DOGS HAVE BEEN FOUND WITH NO INFORMATION AS TO THE BREED OF ANY OF THEM. 13) 6-4 - HUNTER BRAGG - 7 - CORINNA MAINE - MAULED TO DEATH BY A PIT BULL BELONGING TO A RELATIVE HE WAS VISITING - HE WAS PLAYING WITH 2 OTHER CHILDREN OUTSIDE WHERE THE ATTACK TOOK PLACE - THE PREVIOUS OWNER OF THE DOG SAID ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE THAT SHE HAD RECENTLY "REHOMED" THE DOG BECAUSE OF "OTHER ANIMAL AGGRESSION" - HER LONG TIME BELOVED BEAGLE WAS SUDDENLY DEAD AND SHE GAVE THIS PIT BACK TO THE BREEDER/FAMILY MEMBER AND THIS WAS THE HOME WHERE THIS CHILD WAS MAULED TO DEATH - THEY WERE ALL FAMILY MEMBERS.
14) 6-4 - EARL WAYNE STEPHENS JR - 43 - STOCKTON CA - STEPHENS WENT TO VISIT A FRIEND WHO OWNED A PIT BULL WITH PUPPIES - THERE ARE DIFFERENT STORIES EMERGING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED - ONE SAID HE WENT TO HIS CAR TO GET SOMETHING AND WAS ATTACKED BY THE ADULT PIT AND THE PUPPIES JOINED IN - IN ANOTHER IT SAID THAT HE AND THE OWNER OF THE DOG WERE IN AN ARGUMENT - ANOTHER SAID THAT THE PIT HAD BEEN SITTING ON HIS LAP - IN THE VIDEO IT SOUNDS LIKE STEPHENS KNEW THESE PITS AND THEY KNEW HIM! POSTMORTEM DOG BITES:
5-9 AUTOPSY REPORT DETERMINED BITES WERE POSTMORTEM - 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.
6-7 AUTOPSY REPORT DETERMINED BITES WERE POSTMORTEM AFTER ELIZABETH FLOOD, 71, HAD A MASSIVE STROKE - ANTIOCH IL - HER 23-YEAR-OLD GRANDSON CAME HOME FROM WORK TO FIND HIS GRANDMOTHER IN A BEDROOM NOT BREATHING - HE TOLD 911 HE BELIEVED HIS DOGS, A GERMAN SHEPHERD AND A CHOW/LAB MIX HAD ATTACKED HER - WAITING FOR MORE INFORMATION AND AUTOPSY.....