Madison Township, OH – In a developing story, a 59-year old woman was attacked and killed by her family’s pit bull in Madison Township. The attack occurred at a residence on the 4700 block of Eck Road just after 1 pm on Monday, according to authorities. The victim has been identified as 59-year old Cindy Whisman. The woman was attacked by the family’s pit bull and a neighbor witnessed the attack, according to police. More information is expected… – DogsBite.org
“She was out back and saw the victim being attacked in her backyard,” she said. “We don’t know what prompted the attack.” Cindy Whisman suffered multiple injuries to her face, neck and body, according to the release. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Gerhardt said. Whisman’s husband and a child were home at the time of the incident, but no one else was harmed. – Cincinnati.com
factU.S. fatal pit bull attacks have surpassed 370 since 1998; the last year the CDC studied fatal dog attack data by breed. In the last 8-year period of the CDC study (1991 to 1998), pit bulls averaged 2.9 deaths per year. From 2013 to 2020, the most recent 8-year period, pit bulls averaged 28.4 deaths per year, an increase of over 850%.