Sacramento, CA (KTXL) — Deputies in Yuba County say a 9-year-old boy was mauled to death by his guardian’s dogs.
According to investigators, the boy was left alone in a trailer with the dogs while his guardian, who deputies only identified as a 24-year-old woman, went to work.
The woman returned just a few hours later to see that the boy had been attacked, detectives said. The boy was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.
Child Protective Services issued the following statement:
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of this child. Sacramento County Child Protective Services was notified by Yuba County law enforcement yesterday, January 3. CPS is continuing to work with Yuba County law enforcement during this investigation.”
Animal Care Services came to take the dogs, three pit bulls, away. Deputies say Animal Care Services had no history with the dogs.
No arrests have been made.
KTVQ reports that Alexandria Griffin-Heady had weekend visitation with her brother and was in the process of trying to adopt him after the death of their mother. He was in the foster care system at the time of the attack.