Infant Killed by Family Dog

3-week-old asleep on bed, dragged to hallway and mauled to death

A 3-week-old baby was dragged from a bed Monday afternoon by her family's Siberian Husky into a hallway of their Bourbonnais home and mauled to death by the dog.

The child, Olivia Rozek, was lying on a bed in the master bedroom of the home in the Sunridge subdivision in Bourbonnais, when she was taken from the bed by the family dog and dragged into a nearby hallway.

The child's mother, hearing her daughter's cries, discovered the baby in the dog's grip, a release from Bourbonnais police said. Police got a 911 call at 5:45 p.m. reporting the attack, the release said.

Olivia was immediately taken to a Kankakee hospital, then airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where she was pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m. Monday, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Olivia had suffered multiple bite injuries to the head, the release said. The dog, a Siberian Husky, was removed from the home without incident by Kankakee County Animal Control officers. It remained impounded Tuesday at animal control.

Copyright CHIST - SunTimes
Contact Us