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Coroner: 1-month-old boy found dead killed by family dog

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MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) -

A coroner has determined that a 1-month-old boy who died at his home was killed by a family dog.

Authorities say the baby was found dead Sept. 20 in his bassinet at the Knox County home about 60 miles (97 kilometers) northeast of Columbus. County Coroner Dr. Jennifer Ogle said Wednesday that the baby suffered extensive injuries, including puncture wounds to his head.

Ogle's news release said the autopsy revealed no trauma from any source other than a dog. The release said the infant was healthy and well cared for prior to his death.

The family's two dogs, described as "pit bull, or a pit bull mix," have been euthanized.

Knox County's prosecutor has said the baby's 25-year-old father apparently woke up to find the infant dead.

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