Dighton Police and Fire Departments Respond After Teenage Boy Killed in Apparent Dog Mauling

Thursday, May 9, 2019

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Dighton Police and Fire Departments Respond After Teenage Boy Killed in Apparent Dog Mauling

DIGHTON — Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn, Dighton Police Chief Robert MacDonald and Dighton Fire Chief Christopher Maguy report that police are actively investigating an apparent fatal dog mauling, which occurred this evening in Dighton.

At 7:59 p.m. this evening, Dighton Police received a 911 call regarding the discovery of a deceased male on the property of 2577 Maple Swamp Road. The 911 call was placed by a neighbor, who found the deceased.

The deceased is a 14-year-old from Rehoboth. Foul play is not suspected at this time. The dogs are being taken into the custody of animal control in the area.

As the investigation into the incident has just begun, no further information can be released at this time.

All media inquiries should go to Bristol County District Attorney’s Office Director of Communications Gregg Miliote at 774-292-9576 or 508-997-0711.

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