Monday, March 12, 2018


KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

UPDATE: CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A baby sitter has been charged after a dog attacked and killed a 13-month-old girl in her care at her southeast Missouri home.
Erica Jordan, of Cape Girardeau, was charged last week with second-degree involuntary manslaughter in the death of Loxli Chavez. She’s free on bond. Court records don’t list an attorney to speak on behalf of the 33-year-old and she doesn’t have a listed phone number.
The Southeast Missourian reports that a PIT BULL MIX belonging to Jordan’s brother attacked Loxli March 9. Loxli died at a hospital.
Police Sgt. Darren Estes wrote in a probable cause statement that Jordan said the dog had also bitten her son but that she thought he had calmed down after being neutered. Police say the dog has been impounded and will be euthanized.


Cape Girardeau Police Department The dog’s owner from Friday’s incident described the breed to officers as a Labrador, Malamute, Pitbull mix.



On March 9, 2018, Loxli Willow Chavez went to be with the Lord. Loxli was born on February 4, 2017. Loxli was born premature, weighed 3lbs, 3 oz. She was a warrior and made it out of the NICU and went home with her parents. Loxli was full of life, she was happy, strong and was always full of joy. She is also described as having a beautiful attitude. She would wrinkle up her nose and snort. Just a couple of weeks ago she started taking her first steps. 

Today, Loxli's life was cut too short by a tragic accident. The family is devastated and in shock right now if you can imagine. It was all to unexpected.

The funds that are raised will help the family with support through this tragedy. As you can expect, returning back to normal life and routine is going to take some time. The family has limited income to live on and any support you offer will go farther than you can ever imagine.

I set the goal high because that just a fraction of the real picture of what they will need to be able to take care of the accommodations they are responsible for. In addition, they are going to need support in their healing, grieving the loss of their child, and being able to take the time they need to recover and start over.

The father and mother have been through many rough trials. Life has thrown them many curve balls and they continue to do their best to make ends meet. They are going to need our support through this time and financial gifts will ease the stress and concerns they already have.


Cape Girardeau police say a young girl died after being mauled by a dog.
Police spokesman Rick Schmidt says the 13-month-old girl was at her babysitter's home when the  MIXED BREED DOG  attacked Friday. The dog was a family pet weighing about 40 pounds.
Schmidt says investigators have not determined why the dog attacked.
Another juvenile was in the home but was not injured.
The dog was taken to a shelter to be euthanized.
Cape Girardeau County prosecutors will determine if any charges will be filed.


Officers with the Cape Girardeau Police Department said they were called to a dog-bite incident involving the death of an infant on Friday, March 9.  At 2:12 p.m., officers said they were dispatched to North Hanover in reference to a reported animal bite.
When they arrived, officers discovered that a 13-month-old female had been bitten/attacked by a dog that lived in that residence.
The infant was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The dog was impounded and transported to a shelter awaiting disposition to be euthanized as is protocol.
This case is still under investigation.


A 13-month-old girl on North Hanover Street in Cape Girardeau died at a local hospital after she was bitten by the family's dog Friday, Cape Girardeau police said.
Police said they were dispatched to the residence at 2:12 p.m. Friday in response to the dog attack.
The child later was pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said Monday. The dog was impounded and transported to an animal shelter and is "awaiting disposition to be euthanized," according to a news release.
Police said the case is still under investigation.

2018 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 5   (3 children -2 adults)


KY - 1
LA - 1
MO - 1
OK - 1
VA - 1


1)  1-9 - LAURA WILLIAMS RAY - 50's - BROWNSVILLE QUACHITA PARISH LA - She died from injuries after a pit bull mauled her at the Happy Hounds pet boarding facility where she worked - A FB friend said she was cleaning a kennel around 11pm when the 50 pound pit attacked her -  The owner had signed a form for the pit saying it was not aggressive and had never shown aggression - She was the mother of 4 children.

2) 1-15 - RYLEE MARIE DODGE - 3 - DUNCAN OK - Officers responded to a call of a child being attacked by a dog inside a home - The pit bull had been given to the child's father by a friend about 5 days previous and was being kept at his mother's house in a fence that went around the front yard - The young father said in a video that he had left the child with his mother to go visit his brother for about 20 minutes when he received a call about the attack - He rushed back home to find his mother laying on the pit bull to try and keep it from continuing to attack his daughter - He said that the child opened the door and the pit bull rushed in and began the attack and that there was blood all through the house - His mother was injured from trying to keep the dog off his daughter.  

3) 2-15 - DAVID G. BROWN - 46 - OWENSBORO KY - At least 3 dogs were living at the home - one of the dogs tried to attack responding officers and was shot and killed - Comments on Facebook from witnesses are calling the maulers  PIT BULLS - They are saying that 2 of the 3 meat grinders were involved in the attack - Apparently the victims Pits were fighting and they intervened to try and separate them - His wife Dana was injured and he died  "from a heart attack due to complications from the injuries of the dog attack".

4) 3-7 - UNIDENTIFIED 8-DAY-OLD INFANT GIRL -  LEE COUNTY VA - Sheriff Gary Parsons confirmed that about 11:46am Wednesday a large Shepherd type dog mauled an 8-day-old girl in her bassinet and she suffered extensive injuries to her upper body - A family member  first drove her to Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap - From there she was taken to Kingsport and then flown to UT Medical Center where she died about 4pm - Another news report said the dog was a "Mixed Breed - Then the final word came that the animal that killed the 8-day-old infant in her bassinet was a male 3/1/2 year old WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX. 

5) 3-9 - LOXLI WILLOW CHAVEZ - 13 MONTH OLD GIRL - CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI - Babysitter's  male Pit Bull Mix said to be around 40 pounds mauled the toddler to death - Cape Girardeau Police Facebook comments are about the only information coming out - Even the gofundme site tells us nothing but the baby's name. Update:  the babysitter, Erica Jordan,  was charged with second degree involuntary manslaughter. The pit bull mix belonged to her brother. 


Anonymous said...

I'll guess it's a pit bull. Let the media conspiracy of obfuscating the breed commence!

When a dog kills a 13-month-old baby girl for no reason, it's a pit bull.

Annie B said...

A FORTY POUND DOG killed a girl? What frigging breed does this?!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree that this sounds like the work of a pitbull. However, the breed of dog has not been revealed. What has been revealed is that the individual taking care of this child was terribly negligent and belongs in jail. Did anyone care about the welfare of this child?

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

On the Cape Girardeau Police Dept Facebook page there are a lot of comments. A woman commented that she was a neighbor of the babysitter and she said that the babysitter/owner of the mauler had to fight with the dog to get it off the baby.....That sounds like a pit to me!!! And 40 pounds...Good weight for a skinny, young wiggle butt. Hopefully we will find out.

Anonymous said...

Anyone with a pit bull in their home should not be allowed to be a babysitter.

Anonymous said...

If this were my baby, you might as well bury me too. After seeing her sweet face today, I would not be able to continue breathing. After reading her story of being a premature baby, and MAKING IT, only to have her precious life snuffed out by a pit bull, I would never forgive myself.

What I cannot tolerate is, the nutters act like we spread lies and hate about their favorite breed, when actually, we try and spread the truth so that innocent little babies don't lose their lives to worthless pit bulls!

In my opinion, spreading the word about the evils that pit bulls do, is far more important than spreading lies about nanny dogs. One of the very first comments I read on the Cape Girardeau police facebook was some nutter saying that pit bulls were originally nanny dogs. That is what helps get little babies killed! To say something like that on a post about a baby getting killed is heartless.

It is entirely possible that the pit bull was 40 pounds. I've seen them that small myself. When a dog is all jaw and the rest muscle, it is a pretty scary combination.

The nutters know it was a pit bull as well. That is why they are flooding the comments with the usual bullshit.

Observer* said...

They released it was a Pitbull mix.

Observer* said...

They released it was a Pitbull mix.

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

There's more to this pit bull mix mauling death !!! I read the gofundme story and now I know the baby's name, birth date, weigh at birth, and death date and a few details about her personality. It was very carefully written to give absolutely no details about the cause of her death. This was no "UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENT". Unless you are living out in the boonies under a bunch of rocks YOU KNOW WHAT CERTAIN DOGS CAN DO TO A BABY!!! MANY FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND ORGANIZATIONS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS BABY'S DEATH!!! YOU HAVE TO BE A TOTAL AIR HEAD TO NOT GET IT. ARE THE PARENTS, ALL THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, THE BABYSITTER, HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND ALL THE NEIGHBORS AND VETS AND RESCUES ALL AIR HEADS? IS THERE NOTHING BETWEEN YOUR 2 EARS BUT AIR?

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

One More Thing .... The "Owner" told police it weighed 40 pounds....The "Owner" told police that it was a Lab, Malamute, Pit Mix....Never believe anything a Nutter says! We need to see a picture of that Pit.

Annie B said...


Annie B said...

If the individual taking care of this little angel had owned a Pomeranian, chances are great this baby would still be alive. But then, most pit owners are negligent people

Anonymous said...

Decatur Al,

I don't believe the description of the dog involved. A malamute is a huge dog. I have a Lab, Husky, Border collie mix, and she's full grown at 60 pounds.

I find it very hard to believe that a Lab Malamute mix would be under 60 pounds, even if it was mixed with pit bull.

My dog was a shelter rescue, and I did a DNA test on her. She is not a designer dog, she is a mutt. It irritates me that people are destroying other dog breeds with pit bulls. I want pit bulls gone!