TYRONE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLNS) — An investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is underway after deputies found a man dead, likely from a dog attack, in Tyrone Township.
On Wednesday at approximately 11:40 a.m., Animal Control Deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office were conducting a follow-up in the 8000 block of Faussett Rd.
The dog at the residence had recently been involved in a dog attack incident where a resident in the area received extremely serious injuries.
The dog was determined to be a Mastiff mix breed.
While attempting to make contact at the residence, Animal Control Deputies located the 68-year-old dog owner in a cattle pasture.
The dog was actively biting the owner’s body when deputies located him.
The victim, who was pronounced dead on-scene, had fatal injuries consistent with a dog attack.
Due to the dog’s aggressive behavior toward the victim and responding emergency personnel, the animal was killed on-site so that medical aid could be attempted.
The victim was transported to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing for an autopsy. The official cause of death is pending.
This incident is still under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau.