Friday, April 20, 2012
RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a 2-month-old child has been killed and dismembered by a dog in his family's South Carolina home.
Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet says Aiden McGrew's father was asleep and his mother wasn't home when he was attacked around 11 a.m. Friday.
a news release, Nisbet says McGrew was bitten numerous times and dismembered. He refused to answer additional questions. Deputies said earlier in the day that the baby's leg was severed by a retriever and that his mother called 911.
Nisbet says two other children in the home were not hurt.
The coroner says he scheduled an autopsy for Saturday to determine if the boy was dead before the dog dismembered him.
Nisbet called it one of the worst deaths he has handled in 20 years with the coroner's office.
(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)