Officers with the Cape Girardeau Police Department said they were called to a dog bite incident involving the death of a baby on Friday, March 9.
At 2:12 p.m., officers said they were dispatched to North Hanover in reference to a reported animal bite.
When they arrived, officers discovered that a 13-month-old girl had been bitten/attacked by a dog that lived in the home.
Sgt. Rick Schmidt with the Cape Girardeau Police Department confirmed the girl was at a babysitter's house.
He said the dog was a mixed breed and weighed about 40 pounds.
The baby was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The dog was impounded and transported to a shelter awaiting disposition to be euthanized as is protocol.
This case is still under investigation.
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