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Police suspect animal attack caused Claiborne Parish toddler’s death
By Jaclyn Tripp,
CLAIBORNE PARISH, La. ( KTAL/KMSS ) – A child is dead after what investigators believe was an attack by an animal in Claiborne Parish.
According to authorities, two young children – a four-year-old and a seventeen-month-old, walked away from a residence in the 100 block of Winkler Road near Haynesville in rural Claiborne Parish. Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the residence where the children were last seen at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Monday.
The four-year-old was found one-half a mile from the Winkler Road residence at approximately 10:29 p.m. and received medical treatment for minor scratches before being released to a guardian.
Louisiana State Police, David Wade Correctional Center Canine Officers, Claiborne Parish Deputy Sheriffs, private citizens, and volunteer firefighters began searching the area. At approximately 12:05 p.m., the body of the 17-month-old was found north of Kendrick Springs Road in a place where timber had been cleared recently.