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Newborn infant dies after dog attack at Ohio home

Newborn infant attacked by family dog at her Ohio home suffers head trauma, dies hours later By The Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) ' An Ohio coroner's investigator says a 3-day-old infant died hours after she was attacked by a family dog while sitting in a swing.

The investigator tells The Blade in Toledo (http://bit.ly/KX2JTo ) the baby girl suffered head trauma at a home near Beaverdam in northern Allen County on Thursday evening. He says the attack apparently lasted only seconds.

He says the girl's parents were in a different room and said they didn't hear noises from the dog or the infant.



She was flown to a Toledo hospital, where she died. An autopsy was planned.

A sheriff's officer said the dog appeared to be a "pit bull" mix. It was put in the custody of the county dog warden.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/


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