Family dog attacks and kills 4-month-old girl in Ohio, police say

Dawson White

An infant in Ohio is dead after she was attacked by the family dog on Thursday, police say.

Just before midnight, officers responded to a Dayton home to find 4-month-old McKenzie Terwellnot breathing, WKEF reported.

One of the McKenzie’s parents called 911 when they arrived home and found her on the floor, according to WDTN. The parent told police that a family member was supposed to be watching her, the outlet reported.

Police soon discovered McKenzie had been attacked and killed by the family dog, according to WKEF.

The Montgomery County coroner’s report indicates that McKenzie died from blood loss after “extensive soft tissue trauma.” Her death was ruled an accident, the report says.

Police say the dog is a pit bull type and has been quarantined, WDTN reported.

The case is under investigation by the Special Victims Unit, WHIO reported. Police have not said whether charges are pending, according to the outlet.