A three-week-old baby has died of a severe dog bite to the head after being left alone with three pit bulls in her family home.
The infant, Susannah Jean Murray, had been placed in a bouncer in a room with the family pets by her mother, who then went out onto the porch of their Michigan house with a number of other adults, according to local news outlet WWMT.
Police said the newborn was found less than five minutes later badly mauled by at least one of the dogs.
“When the incident occurred one of the three Pitbulls had blood around its mouth. The other two did not,” Grand Rapids Police Department Sargeant Terry Dixon told WWMT.
Despite seven hours of surgery at the local children's hospital, unfortunately, the girl could not be saved and passed away on Thursday evening.