Man Found Dead in a Ditch After Dog Attack in McDonald County, Missouri

George Martin, 41-years old, was discovered dead after being attacked by a dog in June. Death Investigation Anderson, MO - A 41-year old man was discovered dead in a ditch after being attacked by a dog. A person contacted police after discovering his body on June 25. Police Chief David Abbott said the body was located about 20 feet inside city limits in front of 100 Lindsay Lane. Officers identified him as 41-year old George Alan Martin. Multiple bite marks were found on his body… [Read full blog post]

As Certain Legislators Jockey to Pass a State Preemption Bill, Rolla Boy Sustains Life-Threatening Injuries in Pit Bull Attack

A 13-year old Rolla boy suffered life-threatening injuries in violent pit bull attack. Police News Release Rolla, MO - On March 22, the Rolla Police Department reported a violent pit bull mauling that left a 13-year old boy with life-threatening injuries. The attack in Rolla came as certain members of the Missouri legislature, once again, attempt to pass a preemption bill that will bar cities and counties from enacting breed-specific laws. Nearly every year since 2014, th… [Read full blog post]

Coroner Rules Cause of Death Heart Attack After Pit Bull Attacks Two in Morgan County, Missouri

A woman, 61, was found dead after being attacked by a pit bull she was dog sitting. Post-Fatality Dog Bites UPDATE 10/07/18: Last week, we were finally able to talk to the county coroner. He confirmed the victim suffered a fatal heart attack and was bitten by the dog afterward. The bites were post-fatality. Despite the conflicting media reports, one news report did clearly state this. Initially, police did not know the order of the events, not until the autopsy was complete. To… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Dog Kills 13-Month Old Baby Girl at Babysitter's Home in Missouri

Guilty of Felony Manslaughter; Ordered to Serve Maximum Time On January 14, Erica Nicole Jordan, 33, was sentenced to the maximum of four years in prison in connection to the mauling death of a baby. She is currently incarcerated in a Missouri prison. The dog that killed Loxli Chavez while under Jordan's supervision had previously attacked Jordan's own son in the head in 2016. The dog belonged to Jordan's "homeless" brother. We obtained the Cape Girardeau Police report to so… [Read full blog post]