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A 79-year-old Man is Killed by a Pack of Stray Dogs

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, near Whitley City, Kentucky, a 79-year-old man was found dead outside a home not far from Highway 1651. The Kentucky State Police received a call about a body in the yard of a home and went to the scene. They were able to identify that Vinson W. Tucker, of Stearns, was deceased. A surveillance video was made available to the police by a nearby resident. According to police, the security video captured the scene when Tucker was attacked and killed by several dogs.

Police found all of the dogs shown in the video; all were near the scene of the fatal dog attack. All of the dogs involved have been euthanized. They were sent to a state facility for the purpose of being tested for rabies.

An autopsy is set to be performed on Tucker.

Detective Billy Correll made some statements with regard to Tucker’s death and the dog attack captured on surveillance video. He said that a review of the video suggests that the attack was completely unprovoked, and four dogs were involved.

Correll said Tucker was seeking to visit the property’s owner when he was attacked by the dogs. He also said that, according to witnesses, the dogs were strays that had been regularly seen roaming the neighborhood. This is reportedly the first time the dogs caused problems. Of course, since the incident occurred yesterday, it is still under investigation and more details may emerge.

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