Friday, June 29, 2018

91 Year Old Killed in Arcata Dog Attack

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 4:45 PM

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A 91-year-old man was killed in a dog attack in Arcata on June 25, according to the Humboldt County Coroner's Office.

According to a press release, Donald Steele sustained fatal injuries consistent with a dog attack. His manner of death has been deemed "accidental."

The dog that allegedly attacked Steele was taken into the custody of Humboldt County Animal Control, according to the release. It tested negative for rabies and was euthanized June 28 under orders from the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services.

Arcata police continue to investigate the case and asks that anyone with inquires or information call 822-2428.

See the full press release from the Humboldt County Coroner's Office copied below:

Date: 6/29/2018 Prepared by: S. Karges
Case Number: APD 18-1744 / HCSO 201803181 Subject: Dog attack victim dies of injuries The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a fatal dog attack on June 25, 2018 in Arcata as 91-year-old Donald Steele. Steele’s cause of death has been determined to be from injuries consistent with a dog attack. His manner of death has been determined as accidental.

Humboldt County Animal Control took possession of the dog following the incident. The dog was euthanized June 28 following orders from the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services. The dog tested negative for rabies.

The Arcata Police Department is investigating this incident. All inquiries related to this case should be directed to the Arcata Police Department at (707) 822-2428.
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