2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Attacks, Kills Owner in Jeffersonville, Indiana

Donald Ryan, 62-years old, was killed by his own pit bull in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Pit Bull Kills Owner Jeffersonville, IN - A man is dead after being attacked by a pit bull, Jeffersonville police say. Officers were dispatched to 821 West Larkspur Drive just after midnight on July 1 for reports of a canine attacking a man. The first responding officer arrived on scene to a man "actively being attacked by a large pit bull," states a news release issued by the Jeffersonville Po… [Read full blog post]

U.S. Postal Service Letter Carrier Murdered After Dispute Escalates Over Vicious Dog and Stimulus Check Delivery

Shooter's Mail Had Been Suspended Due to Vicious Dog Angela Summers was murdered after a dispute involving a vicious dog escalated. Criminal Complaint Indianapolis, IN - On April 27, 2020, a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) carrier was shot and killed while delivering mail in the 400 block of North Denny Street. Angela Summers, 45-years old, was taken to Eskenazi Hospital, where she died. Summers was shot outside a home where she had complained about a vicious dog. Mail service at… [Read full blog post]

Coroner: Dog Bite Injuries Inflicted After Death; Woman Found Dead in Brownsburg, Indiana

Lola Endres, an animal rescue advocate, discovered dead with dog bite injuries. Bitten After Death UPDATE 05/10/16: The Hendricks County Coroner said an autopsy showed that Lola Endres' heart stopped about 7 pm Sunday night. The coroner's report states that all of the dog bites were inflicted after her death. Thus, the bites did not contribute to her death. Each year in the U.S., via collecting media reports, we see a handful of people who suffer a fatal heart attack while try… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Portage Man Mauled to Death by Pet Pit Bull on Christmas Day

Edward Cahill, 40-years old, was mauled to death by his pet pit bull on Christmas Day. Coroner: "So Obvious" UPDATE 12/30/14: As noted earlier in footnotes, it is unusual for a coroner to forego an autopsy after a fatal dog attack. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris listed the cause of death as exsanguination, massive blood loss. "This is so clear cut," Harris explained. "There’s no reason for me to spend $2,500 of the taxpayers’ money on something so obvious." Edward Cahill,… [Read full blog post]