2018 dog bite fatality citations ::

U.S. dog bite fatality citations are primarily gathered through news reports at the time of the attack. Copies of news reports are available upon request. Learn more about our data collection process.

  • Dede Willis and Matthew Segura, "Pit bull kills woman at West Monroe area pet hotel," KNOE-TV, January 10, 2018 (www.knoe.com)
  • Sharon Cummings, "Woman killed by pit bull at West Monroe pet boarding facility," NBC News 10, January 10, 2018 (www.myarklamiss.com)
  • "Police: Dog believed to be pit bull kills woman at Louisiana boarding facility," WRDW. January 20, 2018 (www.wrdw.com)
  • Barbara Leader, Ashley Mott and Bonnie Bolden, "Update: Pit bull kills WM woman: Kennel owner speaks," The News Star, January 10, 2018 (www.thenewsstar.com)
  • "Report: Louisiana woman dies after dog attack at pet boarding facility," WGNO, January 10, 2018 (www.wgno.com)
  • "Woman dies after being attacked by a pit bull in Louisiana," Gazette Extra, January 10, 2018 (www.gazetteextra.com)
  • "Woman killed in pit bull attack," WWL, January 10, 2018 (www.wwl.com)
  • (Update) Dede Willis and Matthew Segura, "Pit bull kills woman at West Monroe area pet hotel," KNOE-TV, January 10, 2018 (www.knoe.com)
  • Dede Willis, "Pit bull will be euthanized after mauling West Monroe woman," KNOE-TV, January 10, 2018 (www.knoe.com)
  • Melina Delkic, "A woman was killed by a pit bull in a kennel, authorities say the dog "should and will be put down," Newsweek, January 10, 2018 (www.newsweek.com)
  • (Update) Sharon Cummings, "Woman killed by pit bull at West Monroe pet boarding facility," NBC News 10, January 10, 2018 (www.myarklamiss.com)
  • Associated Press, "Woman dies after being attacked by a pit bull in Louisiana," Washington Post, January 10, 2018 (www.washingtonpost.com)
  • Steve Robson, "Doggy daycare worker killed by pit bull in violent attack while trying to feed," The Mirror, January 11, 2018 (www.mirror.co.uk)
  • Barbara Leader, Ashley Mott and Bonnie Bolden, "Woman dies after pit bull attack at Louisiana boarding facility," The News Star, January 11, 2018 (www.usatoday.com)
  • Frank Miles, "Pit bull kills woman at Louisiana pet 'hotel'," Fox News, January 11, 2018 (www.foxnews.com)
  • "Pit bull kills West Monroe woman at dog hotel, former employee speaks out," KNOE-TV, January 11, 2018 (www.knoe.com)
  • Sowmya Krishnamurthy, "Death By Dog: 7 People Who Have Been Mauled In The Last Year," Oxygen, January 12, 2018 (www.oxygen.com)
  • Jack Phillips, "Dog Kills Mom-of-Three at Louisiana Pet Hotel," The Epoch Times, January 12, 2018 (www.theepochtimes.com)
  • Ashley Mott, "Pit bull euthanized after fatal attack of West Monroe woman," The News Star, January 12, 2018 (www.thenewsstar.com)
  • Dede Willis, "UPDATE: Pit bull euthanized after mauling West Monroe woman," KNOE-TV, January 12, 2018 (www.knoe.com)
  • Obituary, Laura Lee Ray, Griffin Funeral Home (www.griffinfuneralhome.net)
NOTE: Victim's name also stated as "Laura Lee Ray" and "Laura Williams Ray."
  • Allie Haddican, "Duncan girl killed in dog attack," KSWO, January 14, 2018 (www.kswo.com)
  • Andy Morphew, "Duncan girl killed in dog attack Sunday afternoon," The Duncan Banner, January 14, 2018 (www.duncanbanner.com)
  • Scott Raines, "Dog Kills Child In Duncan," The Lawton Constitution, January 14, 2018 (www.swoknews.com)
  • Dallas Franklin, "Young Oklahoma girl killed in dog attack," KFOR, January 15, 2018 (www.kfor.com)
  • Dallas Franklin and Sarah Stewart, "Dog that killed 3-year-old Oklahoma girl had been in home less than a week," KFOR, January 15, 2018 (www.kfor.com)
  • Jarred Burk, "UPDATE: Investigation continues into deadly dog attack in Duncan," KSWO, January 15, 2018 (www.kswo.com)
  • Jarred Burk, "Father of girl who was killed in Duncan dog attack speaks," KSWO, January 15, 2018 (www.kswo.com)
  • "3-year-old girl killed in dog attack at Duncan home," KOCO, January 15, 2018 (www.koco.com)
  • "Young girl killed Sunday by pet dog in Duncan, police report," The Oklahoman, January 15, 2018 (www.newsok.com)
  • Aaron Brilbeck, "Father Speaks After 3-Year-Old Killed By Family Dog In Duncan," News 9, January 15, 2018 (www.news9.com)
  • (Update) Sarah Stewart, "3-year-old Duncan girl mauled by pit bull," KFOR, January 15, 2018 (www.kfor.com)
  • "Three-year-old girl dies after being mauled by her pitbull called Remington just five days after her father bought the dog from a friend," Daily Mail, January 16, 2018 (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  • Gina Tron, "Pit bull mauls 3-year-old girl to Death, injures her grandmother," Oxygen, January 16, 2018 (www.oxygen.com)
  • Chelsea Robinson, "3-year-old girl attacked, killed by dog family owned just 5 days," KCCI, January 16, 2018 (www.kcci.com)
  • Robert Medley, "Duncan police continue to investigate death of girl mauled by dog," The Oklahoman, January 16, 2018 (www.newsok.com)
  • Scott Raines, "Girl killed by dog named," The Lawton Constitution, January 16, 2018 (www.swoknews.com)
  • Chris Harris, "Oklahoma Girl, 3, Mauled to Death by Pit Bull Mix Her Family Adopted Weeks Earlier," People, January 16, 2018 (www.people.com)
  • Natalie Dreier, "Girl attacked, killed by dog family owned for five days," Cox Media Group, January 16, 2018 (www.ajc.com)
  • Sierra Moore, Funeral Costs for Rylee, GoFundMe, January 16, 2018 (www.gofundme.com)
  • Obituary, Rylee Marie Dodge, The Duncan Banner, January 17, 2018 (obituaries.duncanbanner.com)
  • Ashleigh Jackson, "3-year-old mauled to death by family‚Äôs newly adopted dog," WSMV, January 17, 2018 (www.wsmv.com)
  • "He adopted a pit bull. 5 days later, it killed his daughter," Kaplan Herald, January 17, 2018 (www.kplanherald.com)