Dog Attack Blamed for Death

1 decade 3 years 4 months ago Tuesday, January 16 2007 Jan 16, 2007 Tuesday, January 16, 2007 7:46:49 PM CST January 16, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis woman's death is being blamed on an attack by the family dog, a 115-pound German shepherd. The body of 69-year-old Linda Mittino was discovered Monday in a bedroom of the home in Affton. St. Louis County Police officer Rick Eckhard says the dog, named Baron, will likely be put to sleep. Police at first weren't certain if Mittino died and was then bitten, or if the bites led to her death. Eckhard says an autopsy confirmed Mittino died from injuries from multiple dog bites. Mittino's husband and son heard nothing Sunday night or Monday morning indicating she was being attacked. Eckhard could not recall another case in the county where a pet killed its owner.

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