Boy, 9, killed in dog attack while going to check the mail, investigators say

9-year-old boy killed in apparent dog attack, investigators say

FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. — A 9-year-old boy in Arkansas was killed in a dog attack Thursday when he went to check the mail, investigators said.

A woman called authorities at about 9:15 a.m., saying her son went missing after going to check the mail, the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office said.

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She said she went to look for him but could not find him. She also mentioned that she saw a pack of dogs running from a field near her home.

Investigators searched and found the boy dead in a field with injuries from an apparent dog attack.

Authorities questioned two people, and the Conway Animal Shelter took custody of two dogs nearby. The dogs will remain quarantined and held for investigative reasons, officials said.

FILE PHOTO: A 9-year-old boy in Arkansas was killed in a dog attack Thursday when he went to check the mail, investigators said.
FILE PHOTO: A 9-year-old boy in Arkansas was killed in a dog attack Thursday when he went to check the mail, investigators said. (Free-Images.com/Free-Images.com)