Dog pack kills New Mexico man

Mar 30 2011 - 3:23pm

GALLUP, N.M. -- Authorities in New Mexico say dog bites caused the death of a 55-year-old man who was found unconscious surrounded by a pack of canines.

Larry Armstrong was found Dec. 8 lying near a road in the small community of Sundance, on Navajo Nation land near Gallup.

McKinley County deputies say they had to chase the dogs away so emergency medical technicians could help Armstrong.

The state Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque found multiple puncture wounds, tears and scrapes all over his body.

An autopsy report says Armstrong had a history of seizures.

The report says investigators didn't know whether he had a seizure before the dogs attacked and might have been unconscious at the time.

His death was ruled an accident.

 

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