Mesa County D.A. To Investigate Dog Mauling Death

The Fruita Police Department has completed its investigation into the death of a 7–year–old girl who was killed by her family's dogs earlier this month. The Mesa County District Attorney's Office will conduct its own investigation to determine whether any criminal action took place.

The family of Kate–Lynn Logel had only owned their Alaskan Malimute's for three weeks prior to her death, and according to the Fruita Police Department, any civil or criminal charges would be aimed at the people who gave the four and seven year old dogs to the family.

Police add that at this point it is unknown whether Kate–Lynn's family will be taking civil action. The Mesa County Coroners Office has confirmed that Kate–Lynn's death was indeed caused by the dog attack, and because the case is still open,
the dog's will remain under quaranteen with Mesa County Animal Dervices.

The D.A.'s office could not give a specific time–frame as to when possible charges will come down, but said it should be sometime in the near future.

Kate–Lynn was about to graduate from kindergarten at Shelledy
Elementary School when her life was cut short.

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