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Kaufman woman dead from suspected dog attack

KAUFMAN, April 2, 2014— A Kaufman woman has died, a victim of a suspected dog attack, according to Kaufman Police Chief Dana Whitaker.

On Monday, March 31, Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the victim’s son. KCSO notified the Kaufman Police Department, who responded to the residence in the 1400 block of East First North Street. The woman, later identified as 85 year-old Dorothy Hamilton, was found deceased in the living room of the home. According to Police Chief Whitaker, the woman appeared to have suffered wounds consistent with a dog attack.

Two pit bulls were also located inside the home. Police Chief Whitaker described the dogs as “very aggressive.” The victim’s son reported the dogs had been staying in a locked bedroom inside the home for several months. The dogs managed to break through the door, and were roaming free inside the residence when police arrived. The two pit bulls, along with several others located on the property, were seized.

Police are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Chief Whitaker about the case. Click below for more.


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