New details emerge in deadly Clark Co. pit bull attack

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Published: Nov. 5, 2018 at 6:21 PM EST
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A warning is still hanging up outside the Clark County home where a woman was killed after her pit bull attacked her.

April Collins, 45, died at UK hospital on Friday after being found by her husband last Thursday evening unresponsive and mauled inside her bedroom.

"He's a rather large dog. I'm not sure if he's a purebred American pit bull, or if he's a pit bull mix but he's a rather large muscular dog," said Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr.

The sheriff's office said Collins had to go to the hospital earlier this month after an attack from the same dog. The nearly two-year-old dog also bit Collins and her husband a day before the deadly assault.

Despite the previous incidents, the sheriff's office said no one ever reported any attacks.

Concerned neighbors say many children live in the area, aggressive dogs must be taken seriously.

"I've got two kids that ride their bikes and go around here and it is a definite worry as a parent, for dogs to get out," said Aaron Akers, who lives in the neighborhood.

Akers said that the dog should've been removed the first time it happened.

The dog is now in custody as officials continue to investigate.

"We did a search warrant for evidence at the home. The dog was part of the search warrant. We seized it and it is at this time at the Clark County animal shelter," said Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr.

It's still unclear whether the dog will be euthanized.

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