In a 9-1-1 call, a person says the Dayton baby killed in a dog attack Thursday was found alone lying on the floor and not breathing.
Dayton Police said they are investigating the death McKenzie Terwell, a 4-month-old found dead on the 100 blocks of Vermont Avenue. The infant died of blood loss due to extensive soft tissue trauma, and her death was ruled an accident, according to Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger.
The baby was found dead in the 100 block of Vermont Avenue.
Dayton Police said the baby was attacked by a dog.
In the initial 9-1-1 call alerting authorities, the caller, while crying, tells authorities that his child is dead.
“I just got home, I don’t know I just saw my baby on the floor and I don’t know what to do,” the caller said.
The caller says that the baby’s mother was supposed to be with her, and now the caller can’t find the baby’s pulse or breath.
“She’s cold. She’s gone,” the caller said.
The caller says he has tried to do CPR on the child, but with no results.
“I’m sorry,” the caller says to the dispatcher. “I don’t know what happened. I don’t know what happened.”
According to the audio of the call, first responders arrived at the home a little over three minutes after the call was placed.
Dayton police said they are continuing to investigate the case.
“The animal in question has been quarantined and an investigation into the events leading up to this incident is currently being conducted by the Dayton Police Department,” Lt. Jason Hall said in an emailed statement.
Police did not indicate whether any charges were pending in the investigation.
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