Investigators believe the three pit bulls Alexandria Griffin-Heady calls her “wolfpack” attacked Tyler Griffin-Huston during his 24-year-old sister’s approved weekend custody of him at her Linda residence, KHTK-TV reported.
Griffin-Heady dialed 911 when she found the boy suffering life-threatening injuries upon her return to her trailer home on Dunning Ave., where several siblings live with their adoptive mother in a house next door.
Deputies arrived around 10 a.m. and Tyler was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department.
Animal control officers seized the three dogs — a 4-year old female, a 1-year old female and a 1-year old male. The dogs don’t have any previous Animal Care Services citations. “No arrests have been made at this time but may be forthcoming as the investigation develops,” a statement from the sheriff’s department said.