TULSA — Authorities have identified a 2-month-old boy who died after being mauled by a Labrador puppy as Zane Alen Earles. Leland Ashley, Tulsa police spokesman said the infant was found by his mother dead in an infant swing around 10:30 a.m. Monday.
The child's body was taken to the Medical Examiner's office where the cause of death is pending, said Randy Saffell, a spokesman with the state Medical Examiner's office. Saffell said it may take up to 12 weeks to receive all the test results. Detective Scott Murphy declined to give details of the child’s injuries citing the sensitive nature of the child’s death. The child's father and grandfather left the home, 2904 E 102nd St., at 8 and 8:30 a.m., Ashley said. Before the grandfather left, he put the infant in a swing in a dining room at the east end of the south Tulsa home. The infant's mother and grandmother were asleep in their bedrooms at the west end of the residence. Authorities think Earles was bitten numerous times by the black Labrador puppy. Guest book: Zane Alen Earles