Father-of-five is killed by a pack of stray pit bull dogs that bit him more than 100 times

Mail Online | 7/7/2019 | Josh Saunders For Dailymail.com
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A Florida father-of-five who was found dead with more than 100 bites marks on his body was killed by dogs, an autopsy has found.

Melvin Olds Jr., 45, suffered the fatal wounds on Independence Day in a wooded area behind a home south of Lake Placid.

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Highlands County Sheriff's Office believe a pack of stray dogs could have been responsible for his death.

No other injuries apart from the 100 dog bites were found on his body during an autopsy.

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Six pit bull mixes were captured after officers set traps and animal services patrolled the nearby wooded area.

While the 'bite sizes' of the animals held by authorities match the marks on Olds' body, DNA tests are yet to confirm they killed him.

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Sheriff Paul Blackman said: 'While we may have the dogs that were responsible for this horrible tragedy, we won’t know for sure for a while.

'I want to encourage residents of Highway Park and the surrounding area to be on the lookout for any loose dogs, especially those that seem aggressive.

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'We don’t want anyone else to be injured.'

Olds' was taking a shortcut through the woods while walking home just before the attack and was seen alive a few hours before, WFLA reports.

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