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A 19-month-old child died Sunday night after she was mauled by a family dog in Windsor Township, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

The coroner's office said in a news release Monday, Nov. 5, that the girl died Sunday, Nov. 4, from her injuries.

The girl had been in her home in Windsor Township when she was attacked by the dog  about 10:15 p.m., the release states.

Police and emergency personnel were dispatched to the home, and the child was taken to York Hospital for treatment, the coroner's office said. 

She was pronounced dead at 11:03 p.m., according to the release.

Incident: York Area Regional Police Chief Tim Damon said Monday morning that the girl was being watched by her parents when she was attacked.

He declined to release information on what breed of dog attacked the girl because he had not yet verified that information, he said.

Damon said he was not sure how old the dog was.

The dog, the chief said, has been euthanized. 

Damon said he didn't have all the details on what happened Sunday night but confirmed the girl was the only one who was injured. 

He said the investigation is still active.

The child's name will be released after additional family members have been notified,  the coroner's office said.

An autopsy has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. The child's identity will be released after the autopsy, according to the coroner's office.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.

 

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