Deputies: Dog may have killed infant in Knox County

MT. VERNON, OH (WCMH) — The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an infant in Mount Vernon.

Deputies were called to a home on Wooster Road around 6:30am Wednesday. The child’s father told dispatchers that his one-month-old was killed by his dog.

Deputies, detectives and investigators from the state crime lab have been at the home all day collecting evidence.

Shortly after the 911 call, a woman identified as the mother of the baby called to say she was on her way to Mount Vernon from Fredericktown, having heard what happened.

The Knox County Sheriff says the dog warden was called to remove two dogs from the home. The breed of the dogs was not identified.

A neighbor says she rarely saw the dogs, but did hear them barking at times.

Keep checking NBC4i.com for real-time updates on this story. To get alerts for breaking news, grab the free NBC4 News App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts.

NBC4i.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s