Probe of Miss. fatal dog attack inconclusive – WDAM – Channel 7 – Serving Hattiesburg, Laurel and the Pine BeltPosted: June 25th, 2010 | Author: jason | Filed under: dog, wildlife | Tags: Bingham, Bull, Channel, channel 7, clarion ledger, confidential tip, dead animal, dead pit, dna testing, fatal dog attack, hinds county sheriff, pit bull, Probe, strange story, WDAM | No Comments »
This is a strange story.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Officials say a Hinds County grand jury reached no conclusion on assigning guilt in the Feb. 12 mauling death of 5-year-old Anataisa Bingham of Terry.
Hinds County Sheriff’s depuites say Bingham died two days before her 6th birthday after a pit bull dog attacked her near the house where she lived with her grandparents.
DNA testing on a pit bull discovered at the scene showed the the dog did not attack the young girl.
Acting on a confidential tip, investigators also recovered the remains of a dead pit bull from a ditch near the area, but deputies say DNA testing on the animal was inconclusive.
The Clarion-Ledger reports no one has claimed ownership of the dead animal.