Suspected Dog Bite Fatality: Man's Death in Springfield Continues to be Under Investigation by the Sangamon County Coroner's Office

Jonathan Mendenhall, 34, died after a dog biting incident in Springfield, Illinois. Man Found Unresponsive Springfield, IL - On November 6, the Sangamon County Coroner's Office confirmed the death of Jonathan Mendenhall, 34, of Springfield. On November 5, he was discovered unresponsive outside of a residence in the 1200 block of North 15th Street at about 3:35 pm. According to the coroner, "while resuscitative efforts were underway" Mendenhall was bitten several time… [Read full blog post]

Woman, 36, Found Dead at Lansing Home; Police Initially Suspected a Fatal Dog Mauling then Cleared the Dogs

Lansing police initially suspected that a 36-year old woman was killed by two dogs. Dogs Cleared in Attack UPDATE 04/17/23: The Lansing State Journal reports that police have "cleared" the two dogs seized after a woman's death Friday that police initially termed a "possible attack." Ingham County Animal Control Deputy Director Dan Verhougstraete told the Journal on Monday the dogs were cleared to be returned to their owner and were not involved in the death. "We do not have… [Read full blog post]