2018 Pit Bull Fatality: Della Riley

August 2018, Cincinnati, Ohio
Della Riley, 42-years old
Fatal pit bull attack
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The Hamilton County Coroner confirmed that a West Price Hill mother was mauled to death by her own pit bull on Wednesday. The coroner identified the woman as 42-year old Della Riley. The coroner also stated that Riley suffered a bullet wound from a ricochet when police shot and killed the dog. Police fired on the canine after it “aggressively charged the officers.” The woman was already dead when the bullet struck her, authorities said. The woman also owned a rottweiler. – DogsBite.org

Police were called to her home about 1 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a person having a seizure. Neighbors told FOX19 they saw a small boy running around asking for help after the incident. “The mother had a seizure. I don’t know if the dog got scared or whatever but he attacked her and ripped her throat out,” said Jon Seymoure, who lives next door. A dog was guarding Riley’s body when medics arrived, so police were summoned. The animal charged at them when they arrived. – Fox 19

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