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Child Killed in Animal Attack

Associated Press - September 26, 2016 8:45 am

A Topeka police detective and a suspect were wounded as officers tried to take the suspect into custody.

A Topeka police detective and a suspect were wounded as officers tried to take the suspect into custody.

Topeka police say a 2-year-old girl has been found dead from an apparent animal attack, and that two dogs have been seized.

Police said in a release Sunday that officers responded to a report of a missing child Saturday night. When they arrived at the residence, officers found the child dead in the yard of the home.

Police said the child had been the “victim of an animal attack” and that officers also seized two dogs from the fenced yard.

Officers interviewed people involved and have sent the case to the Shawnee County district attorney’s office for review.

The child’s name hasn’t been released.

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