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Despite ID, little is clear in mauling

By Sheila Stogsdill Published: July 30, 2008
Monday, 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 home.

Parents' names withheld
Ashley declined to release the parents' names, but said the infant's father is 18 and the mother is 17.

Authorities think Earles was bitten numerous times by the black Labrador puppy.

Hod Johnson, a neighbor, said the family mostly keeps to themselves.

"I knew them well enough to say ‘Hi' when I saw them on the street,” Johnson said.

A week ago the young parents and a friend had the baby in a stroller and were taking a walk, he said.

"It's a sad situation,” Johnson said.

Contributing: State Correspondent Larry Levy has disabled the comments for this article.

Recent accidental toddler deaths
SkyDawn Word, 2, died June 29 after drowning in her family's pool near Chickasha.

Raymond Palmer, 19 months, died June 28, after he was run over by family friend's truck near Ardmore.

Brecken Owenby, 2, died June 27 along with his father Joshua Owenby, 27, who apparently drove an ATV off an Arkoma bluff into the water 25 to 30 feet below.

Colby Weske, 16 months, died May 29 after being pulled from a private swimming pool in north Oklahoma City.

Maddlen Leann Driver, 3, died June 23 when her mother, 23-year-old Amy Driver, backed over the child in their driveway southeast of Whitesboro in Le Flore County.

Johnny Lee Catlaidge, 19 months, died after he was found floating in his family's in-ground swimming pool in Coweta on July 1.


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