Saturday, September 8, 2018

MORGAN COUNTY MO - DEBORAH RUSSELL, 63, DIED FROM A HEART ATTACK EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER SHE WAS ATTACKED BY A LARGE PIT BULL SHE WAS CARING FOR

Woman dies of heart attack in dog mauling
Police trying to help a woman had to kill a PIT BULL  to get to her, only to discover she was dead.
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department received an emergency 911 call on, the evening of Saturday Sept. 1, from a distraught man who reported he and a 61-year-old woman had been viciously attacked by a 120 lb. pit bull, at a residence located on Proctor Road, off J Road, in Gravois Mills. The woman was said to be dog-sitting for the Proctor Road residents. 
According to Morgan County Sheriff Norman Dills, the man said when he went to the house to check on the woman, he found her on the ground, and as he tried to help her, he was attacked by a pit bull. He managed to escape the pit bull, go to a different location, and call 911. According to Sheriff Dills, the responding EMS personnel found the woman lying on the floor, but were unable to get to her to treat her, because of the aggressive dog. Sheriff Dills reported that two people had previously been attacked by the same pit bull. Officials were forced to put the dog down to get to the woman. It was then that they found her to be deceased. The identity of the woman will not be released until the family is notified. 
The medical examiner confirmed the cause of the woman’s death was a heart attack. 
“It would be hard to determine if the dog had attacked her before or after the heart attack,” Sheriff Dills said. “The medical examiner determined she died of a heart attack, not from the injuries she sustained in the dog attack. It would be hard to speculate.” According to the medical examiner, the woman was found approximately one-hour after her death.According to Sheriff Dills, one of the two persons bit by the dog was taken to the hospital, where they underwent surgery for injuries sustained, and they are now in stable condition. 
Morgan County does not have any breed-specific dog laws which ban or restrict ownership of dog breeds believed to be responsible for the most serious attacks on people. Pit bull–type dogs are the poster child of breed laws, but they can also apply to Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, and other large breeds. 
Nearly 90 million dogs are owned as pets in this country, according to the American Pet Products Association. Those relationships are usually peaceful, but not always. More than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs annually in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to dogsbite.org, in the 13-year period between January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2017, canines killed at least 433 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66 percent of these deaths. Rottweilers, the second leading canine killer, inflicted 10 percent of attacks that resulted in human death. Combined, the two dog breeds accounted for 76 percent of the total recorded deaths.
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A woman died of a heart attack Saturday in Morgan County after being attacked by a dog.
Sheriff Norman Dills said the death happened in the Proctor area when a 61-year-old woman was attacked by a dog she was caring for and suffered the fatal heart attack. The dog attacked a man who came to check on the 61-year-old woman and he had to be taken to a hospital to have surgery for the wounds, Dills said.
He had been released from the hospital by Wednesday, Dillon said.
The incident took place inside a home and the dog, a PIT BULL that was acting aggressively when first responders arrived, was killed by authorities, Dills said.
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2018 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 17   (7 children - 10 adults)

PIT BULL - 10 (KY, LA, MD, MO, OK, MS, PA, IL, NC 2)
PIT BULL AND 6 OTHER DOGS (7 DOGS) (OK) - 1 
PIT BULL MIX - 2 (MO, FL)
WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX - 1  (VA)
GERMAN SHEPHERD - 1 (GA)
3 DOGS IN HOME - ROTTWEILER, LABRADOR OR TERRIER - (CA) - 1
MIX BREED DOG - 1 (ARCATA CA)

CA - 2
FL - 1
GA - 1
IL - 1
KY - 1
LA - 1
MD - 1
MS - 1
MO - 2
NC - 2
OK - 2
PA - 1 
VA - 1


NEIGHBOR'S 2 PITS KILLED ELDERLY PERSON WALKING - 2 (MS, NC)
NEIGHBOR'S PIT KILLED WOMAN WALKING -1 (IL)
BOARDING PIT KILLED KENNEL WORKER - 1 (LA)
ADOPTED PIT KILLED CHILD - 1 (OK)
ADOPTED PIT KILLED OWNER - 1 (MD)
FAMILY PIT KILLED OWNER - 2 (KY)
FRIEND'S PIT BEING CARED FOR BY WOMAN ATTACKED HER AND SHE HAD HEART ATTACK - (MO)
FRIEND'S PIT BEING KEPT BY A FAMILY KILLED THEIR 6-YR-OLD - 1  (FL)
FRIEND'S PIT KILLED MAN THAT HAD BEEN BOARDING WITH HIM - 1 (NC)
NEIGHBOR'S PIT + 6 MORE DOGS KILLED WOMAN - 1 (OK)
BABYSITTER'S PIT MIX KILLED 13 MO OLD GIRL - 1 (MO)
FRIEND AND BABYSITTER'S GERMAN SHEPHERD KILLED 5-MO-OLD GIRL - 1 (GA)
FAMILY  WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX KILLED 8-DAY-OLD INFANT - 1 (VA)
GRANDMOTHER'S DOGS - ROTTY, LAB MIX, 10 LB TERRIER?- KILLED 3 MOS BABY - 1 (CA) 
BREED NOT IDENTIFIED? -VERY ELDERLY PERSON AGE 91 - 1- (CA) (CHECK THIS)

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.

6) 5-5 - GAIA NOVA - 3 MONTHS - SHERMAN OAKS AREA OF LOS ANGELES CA - A grandmother was caring for the infant when she was mauled on her head - It was reported that she went to make a bottle for the baby and one of the 3 family dogs got to her - The dogs are said to be a ROTTWEILER,  a LABRADOR, and a 10 POUND TERRIER - No word yet on which dog attacked the baby.

7) 5 -10/11 - TRACY GARCIA - 52 - CARTER COUNTY OK - Neighbor's 7 dogs - A pit bull and 6 other smaller mixed dogs mauled the woman in her own yard .... 

8) 5-16 - GEORGIA RUTH MORGAN - 75 - GULFPORT MS - The elderly woman often walked and picked up cans for money to donate to her church - A neighbor's 2 pit bulls mauled her when she opened the dilapidated fence gate and she was dead before officers arrived. 

9) 6-13 -  PAIGE BRADLEY - 5-MONTH-OLD GIRL - CLAYTON COUNTY GEORGIA - A friend/babysitter's German Shepherd mauled her to death while she was sleeping on a bed in a separate bedroom.

10) 6-25 - DONALD STEELE - 91 - ARCATA CA - (Check on this)

11) 7-18 - JAELAH SMITH - 6 - JACKSONVILLE FL - KILLED BY A PIT BULL MIX HER FAMILY WAS DOG SITTING WHILE THE OWNER WAS AWAY

12) 8-1 - JAVON TORRES - PHILADELPHIA PA - PIT BULLS - 5 or 6 pits lived in house -  It is believed that 3 pits ravaged his body and officers shot 3 ....

13) 8-3 - KAREN BROWN, 57 - CHICAGO IL - She was walking in her neighborhood when a large pit bull that some say was a  "loose" or "stray" dog mauled her to death -

14) 8-9 - OLGA REKHSON - 64 - LAKE TILLERY MONTGOMERY COUNTY NC -  She went for her daily walk and when she didn't return her husband called for neighbors and friends to search - When they didn't find her 911 was called and Sheriff's deputies and search and rescue found her on the side of an unused road in the development - It was determined by authorities that she had been fatally mauled by a neighbor's 2 pit bulls.

15) 8 -  GURNEY WALKER - 75 - ROCKY MOUNT NORTH CAROLINA - PIT BULL - A 75-year-old man was fatally mauled inside a  home where he had been staying.

16) 9-1 - DEBORAH RUSSELL - 63 - MORGAN COUNTY MISSOURI - PIT BULL - She had been dogsitting for a friend and another man came to check on her and found her on the floor being guarded by the large pit bull -  Officers had to shoot the pit to get to Russell - It was determined that she had been dead about an hour and that she had had a heart attack - 

17) 9-3 - ROBIN CONWAY - 64 - COLUMBIA MARYLAND - Mauled to death in her backyard by a Pit Bull she had adopted 2 weeks ago.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How is it hard to speculate?

I learned a lot of gory details in the Brittany Stephens mauling death. The medical examiner could tell which injuries occurred before and after death.

The medical examiner in this case is probably a nutter, and does not want to add to the long list of mauling deaths pit bulls have inflicted. Regardless, the pit bull attacked this woman, dead or alive. Nutters are okay with this, I'm sure.

Who wants to have a heart attack and have a pit bull help them die?