2020 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.

  • Funeral Cost for Kay Frances Chisholm, Facebook, January 8, 2020 (facebook.com)
  • Obituary, Kay Torres, DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos (devargastaos.com)
  • John Miller, "Woman killed in suspected dog attack at Taos Pueblo," The Taos News, January 16, 2020 (taosnews.com)
  • Associated Press, "Taos Pueblo Woman Death May Have Stemmed From Dog Attack," U.S. News & World Report, January 16, 2020 (usnews.com)
  • (Update) John Miller, "FBI: Autopsy showed no evidence of homicide," The Taos News, January 17, 2020 (taosnews.com)
  • Press release, Montgomery County Coroner, Dr. Kent Harshbarger, January 13, 2020 (facebook.com)
  • "UPDATE: 4-month-old dies after dog attack at Dayton home," Dayton Daily News, January 13, 2020 (daytondailynews.com)
  • "Infant dies after being attacked by family dog in Dayton home," WDTN, January 13, 2020 (wdtn.com)
  • "UPDATE: 4-month-old dies after dog attack at Dayton home," Journal-News, January 13, 2020 (journal-news.com)
  • "Infant dies after being attacked by family dog in Dayton home," WDTN, January 13, 2020 (wdtn.com)
  • (Update) "Infant dies after being attacked by family dog in Dayton home," WDTN, January 13, 2020 (wdtn.com)
  • "4-month-old child dies following dog attack," WKRC, January 14, 2020 (wkrc.com)
  • Parker Perry, "9-1-1 call: Dayton baby killed by dog found alone on floor, not breathing," Dayton Daily News, January 14, 2020 (daytondailynews.com)
  • (Update) Parker Perry, "Baby attacked by dog found on floor not breathing," WHIO, January 14, 2020 (whio.com)
  • Jimmy McCloskey, "Four month-old baby girl savaged to death by her family's pet pit bull," Metro News, January 14, 2020 (metro.co.uk)
  • Parker Perry, "9-1-1 caller in baby's dog mauling death: 'I don't know what happened'," Dayton Daily News, January 15, 2020 (daytondailynews.com)
  • Parker Perry, "Dayton mother of dead baby attacked by dog was sleeping on couch, search warrant says," Dayton Daily News, January 15, 2020 (daytondailynews.com)
  • Harriet Sokmensuer, "4-Month-Old Ohio Baby Is Mauled to Death by Family Dog," People, January 15, 2020 (people.com)
  • "Search warrant: Mother asleep, prescription drugs found when baby killed by dog," WDTN, January 15, 2020 (wdtn.com)
  • (Update) Parker Perry, "Warrant: Mom of dead Dayton baby attacked by dog was sleeping on couch," Dayton Daily News, January 16, 2020 (daytondailynews.com)
  • Mary Shoup, Linkedin Profile (linkedin.com)
  • "Coroner: Man fatally attacked by pit bull in Rockcastle County," WKYT, January 10, 2020 (wkyt.com)
  • "Man dies after being mauled by dog in Rockcastle County," LEX 18, January 10, 2020 (lex18.com)
  • "Coroner: Dog attacks, kills man in Rockcastle County," WYMT, January 10, 2020 (wymt.com)
  • "Man fatally attacked by dog in Rockcastle County," WDKY, January 10, 2020 (foxlexington.com)
  • "Death investigation underway after man attacked by dog," WTVQ, January 10, 2020 (wtvq.com)
  • Mike Stunson and Karla Ward, "Pit bull killed after man found dead in Rockcastle County, KY," Lexington Herald Leader, January 10, 2020 (kentucky.com)
  • (Update) "Death investigation underway after man attacked by dog," WTVQ, January 10, 2020 (wtvq.com)
  • Michael Berk, "KSP investigating death; Man bitten by dog at home," LEX 18, January 11, 2020 (lex18.com)
  • "Victim's name released in Rockcastle dog attack, woman charged with murder," WKYT, January 11, 2020 (wkyt.com)
  • (Update) "UPDATE: Woman charged with murder following dog attack," WTVQ, January 11, 2020 (wtvq.com)
  • Jordan Whitake, "UPDATE: Victim in apparent dog attack identified," WYMT, January 11, 2020 (wymt.com)
  • "Woman charged with murder following fatal dog attack," LEX 18, January 11, 2020 (lex18.com)
  • Paula Froelich, "Man mauled to death by dog on street called Pug Lane," New York Post, January 11, 2020 (nypost.com)
  • "UPDATE: Victim's name released in Kentucky pit bull attack; woman now charged with murder," WKYT, January 11, 2020 (wave3.com)
  • Robert Gearty, "Fatal Kentucky pit bull attack on Pug Lane leads to woman's arrest for murder," Fox News, January 12, 2020 (foxnews.com)
  • Krista Frost, "Rockcastle Co. murder suspect in court," WKYT, January 12, 2020 (wkyt.com)
  • Barbie Latza Nadeau, "Kentucky Woman Facing Murder Charges for Commanding Pit Bull to Attack Man," Daily Beast, January 12, 2020 (dailybeast.com)
  • "Update: Murder suspect in Rockcastle County dog attack appears in court," WYMT, January 13, 2020 (wymt.com)
  • KC Baker, "Ky. Woman Charged with Murder After Allegedly Commanding Pit Bull to Attack Man," People, January 13, 2020 (people.com)
  • Chris Dyer, "Woman is charged with murder after 'commanding a pit bull to savage a man to death'," Daily Mail, January 13, 2020 (dailymail.co.uk)
  • "Woman pleads not guilty in suspected fatal dog attack," WTVQ, January 13, 2020 (wtvq.com)
  • Funeral and Burial Expenses for Donnie Abner, GoFundMe, January 13, 2020 (gofundme.com)
  • Obituary, Donald Wayne Abner, Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home (cpcfh.tributecenteronline.com)
  • Bill Estep, "'I went redneck.' Murder charge upheld for KY woman whose pit bull dog attacked man," Lexington Herald Leader, January 22, 2020 (kentucky.com)
  • "Testimony reveals new details in Rockcastle Co. murder case that involved a vicious dog," WDKY, January 22, 2020 (foxlexington.com)
  • Trevor Peters, "Infant boy killed in dog attack," WLFI, January 27, 2020 (wlfi.com)
  • "Dog attacks, kills baby in Lafayette," WTHR, January 27, 2020 (wthr.com)
  • Ron Wilkins, "Dog kills 1-month-old boy inside Lafayette home," Lafayette Journal & Courier, January 27, 2020 (jconline.com)
  • (Update) "Baby dies after dog attack in Lafayette," WTHR, January 27, 2020 (wthr.com)
  • Associated Press, "Police: Dog fatally mauls 1-month-old Indiana boy in home, WHIO, January 27, 2020 (whio.com)
  • (Update) Ron Wilkins, "Dog kills 1-month-old boy inside Lafayette home," Lafayette Journal & Courier, January 27, 2020 (jconline.com)
  • "Dog attacks, kills 1-month-old in Lafayette," WISH-TV, January 27, 2020 (wishtv.com)
  • "Police: Dog fatally mauls Indiana infant," WTWO/WAWV, January 27, 2020 (mywabashvalley.com)
  • "Infant Died After Being Attacked by Dog," WBIW, January 27, 2020 (wbiw.com)
  • "1-month-old infant dead after alleged attack from family dog," The Purdue Exponent, January 27, 2020 (purdueexponent.org)
  • Dustin Vogt, "One-month-old baby dies after dog attack in Lafayette," WAVE, January 27, 2020 (wave3.com)
  • Baby Julian's Funeral Fund, GoFundMe, January 27, 2020 (gofundme.com)
  • "Baby dies after dog attack in Lafayette, Ind.," WTHR, January 27, 2020 (whas11.com)
  • (Update) Dustin Vogt, "One-month-old baby dies after dog attack in Lafayette," WAVE, January 27, 2020 (wave3.com)
  • (Update) Jennie Runevitch, "Baby dies after dog attack in Lafayette," WTHR, January 27, 2020 (wthr.com)
  • Obituary, Julian Nyle Connell, Roscka Funeral Home (miller-rosckafh.com)
  • "Mauled To Death: Indiana infant killed by family pet," NBC News, January 28, 2020 (wnky.com)
  • Ellen Killoran, "Newborn baby mauled to death by family dog after brother separates pets during fight," CrimeOnline, January 28, 2020 (crimeonline.com)
  • Chris Harris, "Indiana Baby Boy -- Just 26 Days Old -- Is Mauled to Death by Family Dog," People, January 29, 2020 (people.com)
  • Breck Riley, "Attala County man killed in dog attack," Kosciusko News 24/7, February 5, 2020 (breezynews.com)
  • "Attala County man killed in dog attack," WAPT, February 5, 2020 (wapt.com)
  • Sarah Fowler, "76-year-old Mississippi man who used wheelchair killed by pack of dogs in front yard," Mississippi Clarion Ledger, February 5, 2020 (clarionledger.com)
  • "76-year-old man killed by four dogs in Attala Co.," WLOX/WLBT, February 5, 2020 (wlox.com)
  • Karen Fioretti, "County man mauled, killed by dogs," The Star-Herald, February 6, 2020 (starherald.net)
  • Nouran Salahieh, "5-Year-Old Boy Killed in Attack by Family Pit Bull in Oro Grande," KTLA, February 10, 2020 (ktla.com)
  • "5-year-old killed in Oro Grande dog attack, officials say," KABC, February 10, 2020 (abc7.com)
  • "5-Year-Old Boy Dies After Attack From Family's Pit bull," NBC Los Angeles, February 10, 2020 (nbclosangeles.com)
  • "Family dog kills 5-year-old California boy," The San Diego Union-Tribune, February 10, 2020 (sandiegotribune.com)
  • Wes Venteicher, Associated Press, "Family dog kills 5-year-old California boy," San Luis Obispo Tribune, February 10, 2020 (sanluisobispo.com)
  • (Update) Shahan Ahmed and Jamie Bankson, "5-Year-Old Boy Dies After Attack From Family's Pit bull," NBC Los Angeles, February 10, 2020 (nbclosangeles.com)
  • Jose Quintero, "Boy, 5, attacked, killed by family's pit bull," Victorville Daily Press, February 10, 2020 (vvdailypress.com)
  • (Update) Nouran Salahieh, "5-Year-Old Boy Killed in Attack by Family Pit Bull in Oro Grande," KTLA, February 10, 2020 (ktla.com)
  • Hugo Valdez, "5-year-old dies after dog attack in Oro Grande," Victor Valley News, February 10, 2020 (vvng.com)
  • Oscar Flores, "5-year-old child killed in dog attack," Fox Los Angeles, February 11, 2020 (foxla.com)
  • Robert Gundran, "5-year-old boy dead after dog attack near Victorville," San Bernardino Sun, February 10, 2020 (sbsun.com)
  • "'He Wasn't A Vicious Dog': 5-Year-Old Dies After Dog Attack Near Victorville," CBSLA, February 10, 2020 (losangeles.cbslocal.com)
  • Khaleda Rahman, "California Boy, 5, Dies After Being Mauled By Family's Pit Bull," Newsweek, February 11, 2020 (newsweek.com)
  • Michelle Ewing, "Pit bull attacks, kills 5-year-old California boy, deputies say," Journal-News, February 11, 2020 (journal-news.com)
  • "Boy, 5, dies after family pit bull grabs him by neck in California," KTUU, February 11, 2020 (ktuu.com)
  • Rene Ray De La Cruz, "Child killed in Oro Grande dog attack identified by authorities," Victorville Daily Press, February 11, 2020 (vvdailypress.com)
  • Hugo Valdez, "5-year-old killed by family dog in Oro Grande identified," Victor Valley News, February 11, 2020 (vvng.com)
  • Sterling Memorial Fund, GoFundMe, February 11, 2020 (gofundme.com)
  • Martin Estacio, "Two dogs put down after fatal attack of 5-year-old in Oro Grande," Victorville Daily Press, February 20, 2020 (vvdailypress.com)
  • News Release: Dog Bite, Plainfield Police Department, February 9, 2020 (plainfield-il.org)
  • Dave Byrnes, "'Unprovoked' Pit Bull Attack Hospitalizes 4, Dog Shot By Police," Patch.com, February 9, 2020 (patch.com)
  • Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas, "Plainfield police: Pit bull euthanized after attack that left 4 people injured," Chicago Tribune, February 9, 2020 (chicagotribune.com)
  • Carly Behm, "Dog killed after attacking owners in Plainfield," Chicago Sun-Times, February 9, 2020 (chicago.suntimes.com)
  • "Pit bull killed after attacking its owners in Plainfield," WFLD, February 9, 2020 (fox32chicago.com)
  • News Release: UPDATE: Dog Bite, Plainfield Police Department, February 11, 2020 (plainfield-il.org)
  • "Devin White, 25, dies after Plainfield dog attack," WLS, February 11, 2020 (abc7chicago.com)
  • Dave Byrnes, "Plainfield Dog Attack Victim Dies," Patch.com, February 11, 2020 (patch.com)
  • "Man dies days after being attacked by family's pit bull in Plainfield: police," WFLD, February 11, 2020 (fox32chicago.com)
  • David Struett, "Man dies days after being attacked by family's pit bull in Plainfield: police," Chicago Sun-Times, February 11, 2020 (chicago.suntimes.com)
  • Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas, "Man dies after being mauled by pit bull in 'unprovoked attack' at Plainfield home," Chicago Tribune, February 11, 2020 (chicagotribune.com)
  • "Devin White Of Plainfield Dies After Pit Bull Attack Over Weekend," CBS Chicago, February 11, 2020 (chicago.cbslocal.com)
  • "Man Attacked by Dog on Judith Drive in Plainfield Has Died," WJOL, February 11, 2020 (wjol.com)
  • "Man Dies After Being Attacked by Family's Pit Bull in Plainfield," NBC Chicago, February 11, 2020 (nbcchicago.com)
  • Associated Press, "Suburban Chicago man dies after pit bull attack, The Hour, February 11, 2020 (thehour.com)
  • Obituary, Devin J. White, Foran Funeral Home (foranfuneralhome.com)
  • Alexis McAdams, "Man dies after Plainfield dog attack that injured 3 others," WLS, February 11, 2020 (abc7chicago.com)
  • Jacob Geanous, "Man dies in hospital after his arms were torn to shreds by his own pit bull," Metro News, February 12, 2020 (metro.co.uk)
  • Sean Delaney, "Coroner called to the scene of animal attack in Knott County," WYMT, February 18, 2020 (wymt.com)
  • "Knott's County Coroner Confirms 'Canine Attack,'" WKBC, February 18, 2020 (facebook.com)
  • Chris Anderson, "Police: Juvenile dead in possible animal attack in Knott County," Mountain Top Media, February 18, 2020 (mountain-topmedia.com)
  • (Update) Sean Delaney, "Child killed in a suspected animal attack in Knott County," WYMT, February 18, 2020 (wymt.com)
  • Sarah Ladd, "State Police: 13-year-old Kentucky boy died after animal attack in Knott County," Courier Journal, February 19, 2020 (courier-journal.com)
  • "Medical examiners confirm Knott Co. teen killed in animal attack," WKYT, February 19, 2020 (wkyt.com)
  • "KSP: 13-year-old boy dies in suspected animal attack in Knott County," WTVQ, February 19, 2020 (wtvq.com)
  • Associated Press, "Kentucky teen dies in apparent animal attack," ABC News, Febraury 19, 2020 (abcnews.com)
  • (Update) "Medical examiners confirm Knott Co. teen killed in animal attack," WKYT, February 19, 2020 (wkyt.com)
  • (Update) Will Puckett, Connor James and Sean Delaney, "Update: 13-year-old boy killed in animal attack in Knott County," WYMT, February 19, 2020 (wymt.com)
  • Chris Anderson, "Police: Autopsy confirms animal attack in Knott child's death," Mountain Top Media, February 19, 2020 (mountain-topmedia.com)
  • Funeral expenses for Corey, GoFundMe, February 19, 2020 (GoFundMe.com)
  • Frances Mulraney, "Boy, 13, is killed in an animal attack - but officials don't know what creature killed him," Daily Mail, February 20, 2020 (dailymail.co.uk)
  • Nick Oliver, "Naturalist: Animal attacks are rare but education needed to stay safe," WKYT, February 20, 2020 (wkyt.com)
  • Sofia Millar, "Fundraisers set up for family of Knott Co. teen killed in animal attack as investigation continues," LEX 18, February 21, 2020 (lex18.com)
  • (Update) Will Puckett, Connor James and Sean Delaney, "Update: 13-year-old boy killed in animal attack in Knott County," WYMT, February 21, 2020 (wymt.com)
  • Will Puckett, "Community remembers Knott County boy killed in animal attack," WKYT, February 21, 2020 (wkyt.com)
  • "Boy, 13, is killed in an animal attack – but officials don't know what creature killed him," Brinkwire, February 23, 2020 (brinkwire.com)
  • Obituary, Corey Joseph Godsey, Hindman Funeral Services (hindmanfuneralservices.com)
  • Press Release, Crawford County Sheriff Lewis Walker, February 24, 2020 (facebook.com)
  • "Georgia man, 76, found dead in front yard with bite marks on body, sheriff says," WYFF, February 24, 2020 (wyff.com)
  • "POLICE: Man found dead with bite marks on his body," CBS 46, February 24, 2020 (cbs46.com)
  • "Man found dead in Crawford County GA had 'bite marks'," Macon Telegraph, February 24, 2020 (macon.com)
  • "Deputies: Crawford County man found dead in yard had bite marks," WGXA, February 24, 2020 (wgxa.com)
  • Associated Press, "Sheriff: Georgia man, 76, found dead with bite marks on body," AP News, February 24, 2020 (apnews.com)
  • Tim Darnell, "Georgia man found dead, covered with bite marks," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 24, 2020 (ajc.com)
  • "Update: Crawford County man may have died from dog bites," WMAZ, February 24, 2020 (13wmaz.com)
  • Ashlyn Webb, "'I went in and got my shotgun': Neighbors say dogs that may have killed man have been trouble in the area," WMAZ, February 24, 2020 (13wmaz.com)
  • "Encuentran muerto a adulto mayor que presentaba "marcas de mordidas", Univision, February 24, 2020 (Univision.com)
  • Obituary, Lee Alvin Becham, McLeighton Funeral Service (edwardsmcleighton.com)
  • "Deputies: Autopsy results not being released on Crawford County man, 76," WGXA, February 28, 2020 (wgxa.com)
  • "Autopsy confirms Crawford County man died from dog attack," WMAZ, March 5, 2020 (13wmaz.com)
  • Joe Kovac Jr., "Three dogs attacked Crawford County man found dead with bite marks, sheriff says," Macon Telegraph, March 5, 2020 (macon.com)
  • "Autopsy: Crawford County man died from dog attack," WGXA, March 5, 2020 (wgxa.com)
  • Kirby Williamson, "Autopsy Confirms that 3 Dogs Killed Crawford County Man," 41NBC/WMGT, March 5, 2020 (41nbc.com)
  • Kelcie Willis, "76-year-old Georgia man died of dog attack injuries, sheriff says," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 6, 2020 (ajc.com)
  • "Crawford County couple arrested after man is mauled to death by dogs," WGXA, March 10, 2020 (wgxa.com)
  • Justin Baxley, "Couple arrested in deadly pit bull attack in Lizella, Georgia, sheriff says," Macon Telegraph, March 10, 2020 (macon.com)
  • "2 arrested following dog attack that led to man’s death," WMGT, March 10, 2020 (41nbc.com)
  • "Crawford County dog owners charged after man was mauled to death," WMAZ, March 10, 2020 (13wmaz.com)
  • "Woman killed in dog attack," KSLA, February 28, 2020 (ksla.com)
  • Nancy Cook, "Local woman fatally mauled by dogs identified," KTLA/KMSS, February 29, 2020 (arklatexhomepage.com)
  • "Dog attack victim identified," KTBS, February 29, 2020 (ktbs.com)
  • "Caddo Parish coroner identifies mauling victim," Shreveport Times, February 29, 2020 (shreveporttimes.com)
  • "Shreveport woman attacked by pit bulls identified," KATC, February 29, 2020 (katc.com)
  • Kevin Barnhart, "Woman dies after being mauled by pit bulls," Louisiana Radio Network, February 29, 2020 (louisianaradionetwork.com)
  • Greg Atoms, "Police Identify Woman Killed By Pit Bulls In Shreveport," Kiss Country 93.7, March 1, 2020 (mykisscountry937.com)
  • Marquel Sennet, "Pit bulls involved in deadly attack in Shreveport put to sleep," KTLA/KMSS, March 2, 2020 (arklatexhomepage.com)
  • Death Investigation, Washington County Sheriff's Department, March 6, 2020 (facebook.com)
  • "Washington County woman killed in dog attack," WTVY, March 6, 2020 (wtvy.com)
  • "Woman killed in dog attack," Dothan Eagle, March 6, 2020 (dothaneagle.com)
  • "Chipley woman killed in dog attack," WMBB, March 6, 2020 (mypanhandle.com)
  • Grayson Jarvis, "Pack of dogs attack and kill assisted living resident in Washington County," WJHG, March 6, 2020 (wjhg.com)
  • Obituary, Ms. Beverly Jean Dove, Ward Wilson Funeral Home and Crematory, March 6, 2020 (rickeystokesnews.com)
  • (Update) "Washington County woman killed in dog attack," WTVY, March 6, 2020 (wtvy.com)
  • (Update) Grayson Jarvis, "Pack of dogs attack and kill assisted living resident in Washington County," WJHG, March 6, 2020 (wjhg.com)
  • Erika Orstad, "Chipley residents concerned about stray dogs after woman was attacked to death," WMBB, March 7, 2020 (mypanhandle.com)
  • "2-year-old dies following Portsmouth dog bite," WTKR, March 11, 2020 (wtkr.com)
  • (Update) "2-year-old dies following Portsmouth dog bite," WTKR, March 11, 2020 (wtkr.com)
  • "Portsmouth child dies after dog bite," WTVR, March 11, 2020 (wtrv.com)
  • (Update) "Portsmouth child dies after dog bite," WTVR, March 11, 2020 (wtrv.com)
  • Nia Tariq, "Portsmouth 2-year-old dies of injuries from pit bull attack," The Virginian-Pilot, March 11, 2020 (pilotonline.com)
  • "Child dies at hospital after being bitten by dog in Portsmouth," WVEC, March 11, 2020 (13newsnow.com)
  • "Toddler dies after being bitten by dog in Portsmouth," WAVY, March 11, 2020 (fox46charlotte.com)
  • "Toddler dies after being bitten by dog in VA," WSPA, March 11, 2020 (wspa.com)
  • Funeral Expense for Demi, GoFundMe, March 11, 2020 (gofundme.com)
  • (Update) "Toddler dies after being bitten by dog in Portsmouth, WAVY-TV, March 11, 2020 (wavy.com)
  • Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan, "2-Year-Old Girl Mauled To Death By Pit Bull In Virginia, Dog Handed Over To Animal Control," International Business Times, March 12, 2020 (ibtimes.com)
  • Obituary, Demi Marie Witherspoon, Fitchett-Mann Funeral Services (fitchettmannfuneralservices.com)
  • "Pit bull bites, kills Virginia toddler, police say," WSOC-TV, March 12, 2020 (wsoctv.com)
  • Associated Press, "Police: Toddler dies after being bitten by family dog," AP News, March 12, 2020 (apnews.com)
  • Michelle Ewing, "Pit bull bites, kills Virginia toddler, police say," Cox Media Group, March 12, 2020 (wsbradio.com)