Three-Year-Old Boy Mauled to Death by Family’s Two Pit Bulls After Falling from Window

Police attend to the scene in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after a 3-year-old boy died falling out of a window at his family home and was then attacked and mauled to death by the family’s two pit bulls when he landed in the backyard on June 10, 2021. (ABC News/WABC)

A 3-year-old boy has died after falling out of a window at his family home and was then attacked and mauled to death by the family’s two pit bulls when he landed in the backyard.

Neighbors say that the mother immediately reacted and went to rescue her son but that it was a horrendous scene as she tried to pull the dogs off of the little boy.

“I saw the mother, she was full of blood in her hands, her shirt,” neighbor Maria Rocha told WABC in an interview after the attack. “And I was like, ‘what happened?’ so I came here because it was full of police and she told me ‘my baby, my baby, I went to the bathroom and my baby fell out the window.’”

The little boy was rushed to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 6:30 p.m., according to WABC.

Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo, Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca, and Police Director Earl Graves said the circumstances are under investigation no charges have been filed at this point.

Witnesses interviewed by WABC said that the dogs were quite aggressive and that the yard that the boy fell into was full of dog feces, motorcycles, power tools and debris.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Jon Haworth