By WITN Web Team | June 9, 2021 at 1:48 PM EDT – Updated June 9 at 2:00 PM
BEAUFORT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Forensic investigators from the University of Florida have finished a report into the death of Beaufort County resident Brenda Hamilton.
According to a report from AnnMarie Clark with the University of Florida Forensic Program, the county requested to find out what type of animal attacked Hamilton. Clark say evidence suggested it was a domestic dog and there was no indication of a grey or red wolf, coyote or fox. It also suggests there was no bear or large cat, such as a bobcat or panther, involved.
Clark says she did not find enough evidence to specifically include any particular dog, but was able to exclude several because of a lack of evidence. She could not determine if the dogs were pets or ferals.
Clark came to this conclusion based on physical blood splatter and DNA evidence. She believes it was likely multiple dogs that attacked Hamilton, and probably at least 50 pounds or heavier.
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