2020 Fatal Pit Bull Attack: Demi Witherspoon

March 2020, Portsmouth, VA
Demi Witherspoon, 2
Fatal pit bull attack – Child death
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Portsmouth, VA – A young child is dead after being attacked by a family pit bull in Portsmouth. On Monday, police were dispatched to a home in the 5600 block of Darby Close at 1:53 pm, according to Misty Holley with the Portsmouth Police Department. When officers and paramedics arrived, they found the 2-year old suffering life-threatening injuries. -DogsBite.org

Medics rushed the child to a local hospital, where the child later died. Detectives with Portsmouth’s Major Crimes Unit are actively investigating the case with the assistance of Animal Control. While authorities cannot comment on whether charges are pending or not due to the ongoing investigation, they say the family is cooperating. – WTKR

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