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Dog attack suspected after delivery driver found dead in yard 


Authorities are investigating after a delivery driver was found dead in a yard in Missouri on Monday evening. 

The incident occurred on October 24th  in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. 

Police were called to a residence at around 7 p.m. after neighbors reported that an Amazon delivery truck had been parked outside the home for several hours. When officers arrived, they discovered a man’s body in the front yard. The body was covered in wounds investigators believed to be consistent with a dog attack. 

Officers then noticed two dogs, described as a German Shepherd and a Mastiff, in the backyard of the home. 

“When my deputies arrived on scene they entered a shut gate and the two dogs approached them aggressively,”  Ray County Sheriff Ray Childers said to USA Today.

An officer then shot one of the dogs, wounding it, and the dogs ran inside through a dog door. Officers then entered the home and found both dogs inside, where they were eventually shot. 

“Due to the nature of some of the injuries to the driver, we can’t confirm if the dogs caused the driver’s death however we wanted to be safe,” Childers said. The homeowners were reportedly out of town at the time of the incident. 

“We’re deeply saddened by (Monday’s) tragic incident involving a member of our Amazon family and will be providing support to the team and the driver’s loved ones,” Lisa Levandowski, an Amazon spokesperson told USA TODAY. “We are assisting law enforcement in their investigation.”

A medical examiner is working to determine the delivery driver’s cause of death. 


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