Tuesday, August 2, 2016

SCREVEN COUNTY GA - A BOYFRIEND'S PIT BULLDOG ATTACKED AND KILLED MICHELLE WILCOX, 30, WHO HAD STUDIED PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE AT GAINESVILLE STATE COLLEGE AND ANIMAL SCIENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA




Devin Bannon
 top: Muffin, Kaos, and Kitty.... bottom: Conan and Mollie





http://www.ratemyhorsepro.com/equestrian-mauled-death-pit-bull/

UPDATE AND VIDEO:  http://www.wtoc.com/story/32602175/woman-found-mauled-to-death-by-dog-in-screven-co#


A woman was killed in Screven County on Monday night by her boyfriend's  PIT BULLDOG.

Michelle Wilcox, 30, was found dead at a Jenkins Lane residence near Newington, said Screven County Sheriff Mike Kile in a release issued late Tuesday.

Around 6 p.m. Monday, Screven County 911 dispatched deputies and EMS to the scene, where they found Wilcox dead due to a "possible" attack by the dog, he said.

"Due to the unusual nature of the call, I requested and received assistance from Georgia Bureau of Investigation forensics personnel, who assisted deputies in processing the scene," Kile said.
Further investigation revealed no signs of foul play.

An autopsy conducted by the GBI Medical Examiner's Office in Savannah confirmed Tuesday that Wilcox died as the result of injuries she received from the attack, he said.

"No one else was in the home at the time of the incident," he said. "The dog, a male pit bull, was put down by the owner immediately following the discovery of the attack."

Wilcox was familiar with the pets at that residence and had handled them safely on numerous occasions in the past. None of the dogs in the home had any known history of viciousness or aggression, Kile said.

According to Wilcox's Facebook page, she was employed as a meat inspector with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and studied pre-veterinary medicine at Gainesville State College and animal science at the University of Georgia.

Kile said the Newington Police Department and Georgia State Patrol assisted in the case.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Wilcox's family and loved ones," he said.


http://www.statesboroherald.com/section/1/article/75548/

https://www.facebook.com/michelle.wilcox.3950



2016 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -  21  (8 CHILDREN - 13 ADULTS)  
PIT BULL -  11
      LINDA YUBA COUNT
Y CA
      SAN DIEGO CA
      STOCKTON CA
      LUMBERTON ROBESN CO NC
      PERQUIMANS CO NC
      CHARLOTTE NC
      ST. LOUIS COUNTY MO
      NEW HAVEN CT
      CORINNA ME
      DETROIT MI
      NAVAJO NATION AZ
      SCREVEN CO GA   

PIT BULL MIX - 8
      INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA  (pit bull/rottweiler mix?)
      THURSTON CO WA
      LEESBURG FL
      MIAMI-DADE FL
      DALLAS TX (pack of dogs -? Pit Bull, Rottweiler and/or mixes)
      FRESNO CA - (2 Pit Bull/Shar-Pei Mixes)
      HONOLULU HI

MIX BREED SHEPHERD - 1
      YOUNGSTOWN OH

PACK OF DOGS - 1
      TRAVIS CO TX  ( Husky/Australian Cattle Dog Mix and Lab/Great Pyrenees Mix)


CA - 4
NC - 3
FL - 2
TX - 2
AZ - 1
CT - 1
GA - 1
HI - 1
ME - 1
MI  - 1
MO - 1
OH - 1
VA - 1
WA - 1

(3 - 3-DAY-OLD INFANTS HAVE BEEN KILLED BY FAMILY DOGS)

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7 - PERSONS KILLED BY FAMILY MEMBERS DOGS - Tyler Trammell-Huston, 9 - Aiden Grim Morelli, 3            days -  Bessie Flowers, 86 - Sebastian Caban, 3 days - Hunter Bragg, 7 - Susie Kirby, 3 days -                    Elizabeth Rivera - 71,  Kayden Coltor Begay , 3, 

3 - ADULT PERSONS KILLED BY THEIR OWN DOGS - Suzanne Story, 35 -  Sonda Tyson, 66 - Adonis             Redick, 45 - 

3  - PERSONS KILLED BY NEIGHBOR'S DOGS - Talen Nathan West, 7 - Gladys Alexander, 92 - Antoinette        Brown, 52  

2 - PERSONS KILLED BY FRIEND'S DOG -  Earl Wayne Stephens, 43 - Jocelyn  Winfrey, 53

1 - CHILD KILLED AT BABYSITTERS - Payton Lyrik Sawyers - 15 months)

1 - PERSON KILLED BY EMPLOYER'S DOGS - Manuel Mejia, 49 

1 - PERSON KILLED BY DOGS WHILE ON THE JOB - Erin McCleskey, 36

  
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 TOWN HOME 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 - 49 -  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 MANY DOGS - THE GIRLFRIEND REPORTED THAT 3 DOGS FIRST ATTACKED HIM AND THEN UP TO 7  DOGS JOINED IN - HE DIED FROM HIS MASSIVE INJURIES - WEEKS AFTER THE DEATH MIAMI-DADE ANIMAL SERVICES FINALLY SEIZED THE ANIMALS - ONE WAS SHOT THEN AS IT THREATENED AN OFFICER - 9 DOGS TOTAL ...  THE PACKS MOTHER WAS A PIT BULL.

11)  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 WAS THE PIT BULL THAT KILLED ITS OWNER - THE VICTIM HAD MASSIVE INJURIES TO HIS NECK.
12)  5-9 ANTOINETTE BROWN - 52 - DALLAS TX - 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 - THE PREVIOUS OWNER OF THE DOG SAID ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE THAT SHE HAD RECENTLY "REHOMED" THE DOG BECAUSE OF "OTHER ANIMAL AGGRESSION" - 

14) 6-4 -  EARL WAYNE STEPHENS JR - 43 - STOCKTON CA - STEPHENS WENT TO VISIT A FRIEND WHO OWNED A PIT BULL WITH PUPPIES - HE WENT TO HIS CAR TO GET SOMETHING AND WAS ATTACKED BY THE ADULT PIT AND THE PUPPIES JOINED IN - IN THE VIDEO IT SOUNDS LIKE STEPHENS KNEW THESE PITS AND THEY KNEW HIM!

15) 6-15 ERIN MCCLESKEY - 36 - TRAVIS COUNTY TX - SHE HAD GONE TO THE PROPERTY TO SERVE CIVIL PAPERS FOR EXECUTIVE PROCESS SERVICE AND WAS ATTACKED BY SEVERAL DOGS AS SHE ENTERED THE FRONT GATE - SIX DOGS WERE IMPOUNDED AND 14 ADDITIONAL PUPPIES WERE FOUND -  THE ATTACKING DOGS WERE POSSIBLY HUSKY/AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG MIX AND/OR LAB/GREAT PYRENEES MIX - SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FURTHER INFORMATION.....

16) 6-27 - JOCELYN WINFREY - 53 - NEW HAVEN CT - THE WOMAN CAME TO DR. HAMILTON HICKS HOUSE APPARENTLY WITH HIM IN HIS CAR AND DROVE UP A HILL INTO THEIR YARD BY GOING THROUGH A GATE OF A HIGH WOOD FENCE THAT SURROUNDS HIS HOME.  THE 2 LARGE DOGS, SAID TO BE PIT BULLS OR 1 COULD BE AMERICAN BULLDOG ??, ATTACKED HER IMMEDIATELY AND NEVER STOPPED.  HICKS WAS ALSO INJURED TRYING TO CONTROL THEM AND NEIGHBORS HEARD THE SCREAMING AND ATTEMPTED TO THROW ROCKS OVER THE HIGH FENCE TO NO AVAIL.  THE ATTACK HAPPENED ON JUNE 20 AND REPORTS SAY SHE LOST HER EYES, AN ARM AND SUFFERED MANY OTHER INJURIES AND WAS IN A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA UNTIL SHE DIED 1 WEEK LATER. 

17) 6-27 - SUSIE KIRBY - 3-DAYS-OLD - FRESNO CA - THE ATTACK HAPPENED ABOUT 12:30AM WHEN THE BABY'S MOTHER, 33, THOUGHT HER BROTHER'S DOGS WERE CHAINED UP IN THE BACK YARD AND SHE OPENED THE DOOR BECAUSE IT WAS SO HOT - SHE WALKED AWAY FOR A "FEW SECONDS" LEAVING THE BABY ON THE COUCH AND ONE OF THE PIT MIXES GOT TO HER ACCORDING TO THE LATEST REPORTS -  BOTH OF THE 2 MALE PIT BULL/SHAR-PEI MIXES WERE SURRENDERED TO AUTHORITIES TO BE EUTHANIZED BY THE 30-YEAR-OLD BROTHER.

18) 7-16  - ELIZABETH RIVERA - 71 - DETROIT MI - THE ELDERLY WOMAN WAS FOUND BY HER GRANDDAUGHTER ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF HER HOME MAULED BY ONE OR MORE OF THE PIT BULLS THAT LIVED IN THE HOME - THE PIT BULLS BELONGED TO THE GRANDDAUGHTER'S BOYFRIEND AND HE HAD TO COME HOME TO SECURE THE DOGS IN AN UPSTAIRS ROOM SO MEDICS COULD GET TO THE GRANDMOTHER  - SHE WAS BITTEN IN THE NECK AND HER JUGULAR VEIN WAS SEVERED  - SHE DIED AT THE SCENE. 

19) 7-18  - KAYDEN COLTOR BEGAY - 3 - NAVAJO NATION AZ -  THE BOY WAS VISITING HIS PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS AND SLIPPED OUT AFTER HIS AUNT WHO WAS CHECKING ON CATTLE - THE AUNT DID NOT REALIZE HE WAS FOLLOWING HER AND SHE FINALLY TURNED AROUND TO SEE THE ?12 PIT BULLS? SURROUNDING SOMETHING THEN REALIZED IT WAS THE CHILD WHO ALREADY HAD THE SIDE OF HIS FACE AND HIS SIDE BITTEN AWAY! 

20) 7-29 - CRISENCIO ALIADO - 52 - HONOLULU HAWAII - A FRIEND DESCRIBED HIM AS A HOMELESS MAN WHO WAS MILD-MANNERED AND WOULD NOT BOTHER ANYBODY - HIS MAULED BODY WAS FOUND ON THE BANK OF A STREAM BESIDE THE KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY BEHIND THE CONTAINERLAND WAREHOUSE - THE OWNERS OF CONTAINERLAND OWNED THE PIT BULL MIXES THAT SOMEHOW ESCAPED A FENCE AND IT APPEARED THAT 2 OF THE PITS ATTACKED THE MAN AS HE WAS GOING TO WASH SOME CLOTHES IN THE STREAM.

21) 8-1  - MICHELLE WILCOX - 30 - SCREVEN COUNTY GA - SHE APPARENTLY GOT OFF WORK AND STOPPED BY HER FRIEND'S HOME AND LET THE PIT BULL OUT AS SHE USUALLY DID WHEN HER FRIEND WAS STILL AT WORK - THE PIT BULL WAS RAISED IN THE HOME FROM A SMALL PUP  AND KNEW HER WELL - HER FACEBOOK PAGE SHOWS HER LOVE FOR ANIMALS AND SHE HAD STUDIED PRE-VET AT GAINESVILLE STATE COLLEGE AND ANIMAL SCIENCE AT U OF GEORGIA.



PENDING - FRESNO COUNTY CA -  APRIL 14 AND JULY 4 - AN UNIDENTIFIED MAN WAS FOUND IN A DRY CANAL ON APRIL 14 AND HIS DEATH WAS DETERMINED TO BE BY DOG/ANIMAL BITES - THEN ON JULY 4  ROBERT SIMONIAN, 74,  WENT MISSING AND HIS BODY WAS FOUND ON JULY 5 THIS TIME IN WATER THAT WAS IN THE CANAL - AFTER THE FIRST MAN WAS FOUND 5 DOGS FROM THAT AREA WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BUT AUTHORITIES WERE UNABLE TO POSITIVELY SAY THEY MAULED THE FIRST MAN AND THEY WERE GIVEN BACK TO THE OWNER - 3 WEEKS LATER MR. SIMONIAN WENT OUT TO TRAIN FOR A MOUNTAIN HIKE WITH A BACKPACK ON WITH ROCKS IN IT - HE DID NOT RETURN HOME AND WAS FOUND IN THE CANAL AND IT WAS DETERMINED HE DROWNED BUT HE WAS ALSO COVERED WITH BITE MARKS FROM DOGS/ANIMALS - THE SAME DOGS WERE TAKEN BACK INTO CUSTODY. 



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pit bulls, such wonderful pet dogs, until they aren't.

Anonymous said...

Over at Dogsbite.org, someone has posted an excerpt from a comment on the story at the local paper, the Statesboro Herald, by someone claiming to be the boyfriend’s uncle. He speculates (wildly) that Michelle Wilcox had, in her capacity as a meat inspector, overseen a slaughter that day and was carrying on her pheromones from the slaughtered animal that triggered the pit’s fight or flight response, and that any dog of that size could have reacted the same way.

Pit advocates are disgusting.
—AMinYVR