More unanswered questions in another Pit Bull case
May 26, a 65 year old man was discovered dead in a friend's driveway, apparently mauled to death by a dog. The man was found with his clothing near him but balled up. He had a major laceration to his right arm that may have resulted in him bleeding out. Also found on the body were several paw prints in the man's blood. The injury to his arm is suspected to be from a dog.
DMX, an 8 year old Pit Bull, lives next door to where the man was found dead. The owner of DMX says that the dog was locked up that night and could not have gotten out. Additionally, the owner stated that his dog does not know how to remove a person's clothing and wad it up. As of now, the Pit Bull is the only suspect that police have or are sharing with the media.
There has been no mention as to why this dog has been put on the top of the suspect list other then statements made to investigators by neighbors about the dog's history.
Nearly a month and a half after the body of Eugene Cameron was found police and investigators are still trying to tie the 8 year old pit bull DMX to his death. DNA testing has linked the dog to the scene but the lab is waiting on more tests to determine if the dog's DNA is on the clothing found near the body. Up until DNA testing confirmed the dog's presence the investigators were working off of statements given by neighbors on the dogs pass behaviors, not on any actual evidence or witness statements.
Authorities say it may be several more weeks before all the testing is complete.
Currently no charges have been brought up, however, if DMX is the murder weapon his owner may be facing involuntary manslaughter or second degree murder charges. As of now the dog is in police custody.
Another likely suspect is wild coyotes, neighbors have stated that there are several coyotes in the area.