UPDATE 09/08/12: On Friday afternoon, Seminole County Sheriff's officials located the reddish-blond "bulldog" suspected in killing Bryton Cason. Investigators are now determining what to do next, such as DNA testing or an autopsy to confirm whether it's the dog that mauled the 4-year old boy to death. The boy's father, Shayne Cason told WCTV, "It shouldn't have happened to him. Somebody's going to pay for this. Somebody's going to pay somehow," Cason said.
No photos of the abandoned "bulldog" were provided in the news article.
09/07/12: Family Owned Three Dogs
The family of Brayton Cason told Seminole County Sheriff Heath Elliot which neighborhood dog they believe killed the boy. The family described the animal as a yellowish red bulldog. The dog was previously owned by a neighbor, but was abandoned when he moved away. Cason's family owned three dogs. Investigators determined the family's dogs were not responsible. The crime scene investigators from GBI examined all three dogs, according to Elliot.
09/06/12: Boy Killed by Dog
Donalsonville, GA - In a developing story that brings back the horrific death of a 4-year old Texas boy, who went missing and was later discovered mauled to death by a chained pit bull, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Steve Turner says missing Brayton Cason,1 4-years old, died of blunt force trauma from a dog attack. Cason was first reported missing Wednesday night by his mother. At 8:30 pm, five law enforcement agencies began a door-to-door search in the area.
Cason's body was discovered just before 11:30 pm in the front yard of his home.
At the time he went missing, Cason was being watched by his great aunt and uncle while his mother took a shower, according to Cason's aunt, Tabitha Smith. During this ten-minute period, he apparently wandered outside and was attacked by the dog. Smith said that knowing the cause of Cason's death does not bring her family any closure. Police officials are still investigating who the dog might belong to. No one witnessed the attack or the type of dog that killed the boy.2
2We suspect police have released few details about the boy's injuries due to the ongoing criminal investigation.
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