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Dog mauls, kills infant in Tulsa home

By Sheila Stogsdill Modified: July 28, 2008 at 3:11 pm •  Published: July 28, 2008
TULSA — A 2-month-old infant was attacked and killed Monday morning after being mauled by a Labrador puppy, said Jason Willingham, Tulsa police spokesman. Authorities will not release the child's name until Tuesday.

Officers were notified about 10:30 a.m. The child was pronounced dead at the home, he said. The home is located in the 2900 block of E 102nd Street South.

Willingham said the infant boy was left unattended in an infant swing and authorities think was bitten numerous times by a black Labrador puppy.

Police are unsure what caused the dog to attack. The Labrador and another dog were placed in a shelter.

The child's mother and grandmother were inside the residence, but in a different part of the house, he said. The parents are not under arrest, Willingham said.

Willingham said authorities didn't know how long the child was left unattended or how many bites he received.

The child's body was taken to the Medical Examiner's office.

Willingham said the child's death is still under investigation.

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