The authorities said Friday that a group of dogs may have attacked and killed a man from Florida whose body was over 100 bites.
The Sheriff's Office of Highlands County reported that the body was discovered by Melvin Olds Jr., 45, Thursday Thursday near Lake Placid, Florida, and investigators, the doctor and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission believe he was fatally killed by dogs today (July 5), "the sheriff's office said." More than 100 dog bites were found on his body. "
Olds was the father of five children and grandfather, according to NBC affiliate WFLA in Tampa.
"I thought a dog was a man's best friend," said Cynthia Hill, Old's mother, the TV station. "He was a good man, a good man, only hurt so deeply because it was so unexpected is. "
Dr. Stephen Nelson, the coroner, confirmed that dog wounds were the only injuries to the man, the sheriff's office said.
Olds' fiancée Jannell Ward told the WFLA that she had seen a pack of dogs in her neighborhood. The sheriff's officers trapped and patrolled the area on Friday, capturing six dogs with a "bite size," which was the wounds of Olds.
"That alone is not enough to make sure they are the animals involved." said the sheriff's office. "The DNA of these dogs is compared to the DNA collected from the wounds to determine if a positive link can be made."
Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman said, "While we may have the dogs responsible for this terrible tragedy, we will not know for a while."
Austin Mullen participated.