NESHOBA COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - A woman attacked by a pit bull in the Beatline community earlier this month has died.
Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell says 61-year-old Connie Storey was mauled by a "family pet."
Connie Storey went out to feed her son's pit bull when the dog suddenly turned on Storey and attacked her. Storey's son called 911.
"When medical personnel and law enforcement got to the scene, it was obvious that Mrs. Storey had some severe injuries," says Waddell.
Storey's injuries were so serious, first responders called for a medical helicopter.
"With the extent of here injuries, the decision was made to notify AirCare. She was airlifted to Jackson," says Waddell.
Storey died at the hospital Wednesday, 12 days after the vicious attack.
"It is just a terrible accident. The family needs a lot of prayers during these hard times," says Waddell.
The pit bull was put down.
"The dog is no longer a threat to the community," says Waddell.
Charges will not be filed.
We have some sad news to report out of Neshoba County. A woman attacked by a pit bull in the Beatline community earlier this month has died.
Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell tells Newscenter 11 that 61-year old Connie Storey died from her injuries at a local hospital Wednesday morning.
Storey was attacked September 8th while she was feeding the dog at a home on County Road 276. Storey had been in the hospital since the day of the attack.
The dog, which was owned by Storey’s son, was put down. No charges have been filed.