Location: Mesa, AZ
Victim: 2 week old female
Breed: Chow/Golden Retriever Mix
Police: 2-week-old Ariz. girl dies in dog attack
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MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A 2-week-old Arizona girl has died after being attacked by the family's dog in their home.
Mesa police detective Steve Berry says police were called Wednesday night by a woman who said her daughter had been bitten by a family dog.
Berry says officers found the infant in the living room with bite wounds on her head. The baby was pronounced dead at the scene.
Berry says the mother had placed her daughter in a low-lying bassinet or crib and discovered the attack when she returned a few moments later.
The parents' names weren't released. However, Berry says the father is a Mesa police officer who was at work at the time. The mother is an officer for the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community.
The dog, a chow, was quarantined.
Information from: KTVK-TV, http://www.azfamily.com/http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2009/03/06/20090306childdeath0306.html