Boy, 9, 'fatally mauled by dogs' after going to check letterbox

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A 9-year-old boy in Arkansas was killed in a suspected dog attack when he went to check the mail, investigators said.

Faulkner County Sheriff's Office reported a call from the boy’s mother at 9.15am (local time) on Thursday.

She said her son had gone outside to collect the mail and when he didn’t return a few minutes later she went out looking for him, but was unable to find him.

His mother also told police she had noticed several dogs running from a field near their home.

An Arkansas boy was found with fatal injuries from an apparent dog attack. He had gone to check the mail before he died.
The young boy's body was found in a nearby field with injuries from an apparent dog attack. Source: Getty

The young boy’s body was later found in the nearby field with injuries from an apparent dog attack. He could not be revived.

Authorities have questioned two people in connection with the boy’s death and two dogs were taken to a local animal shelter.

The dogs will be quarantined and held for investigative purposes.

The tragic accident is still under investigation.

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