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Nora Sharp, 19 mo., killed by her family dog
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David Carson
2018-11-21 22:37:40 UTC
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"We're not asking them a whole lot of questions at the moment ... It's an
unfortunate, tragic, isolated incident."

https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2018/11/06/coroner-ids-toddler-killed-dog-attack-windsor-township/1907189002/

Nineteen-month-old Nora Sharp died after a dog attack at her Windsor
Township home on Sunday night, according to the York County Coroner.

The attack happened in the 500 block of El Dorado Drive.

An autopsy on Tuesday morning showed the toddler died of “multiple
injuries due to dog attack," the coroner said. The manner is accidental.

The family told authorities that the dog was a mixed breed and was
euthanized.

Chief Timothy Damon said York Area Regional Police are still looking into
the sequence of events that led up to the child's death.

He said police are giving the family time to grieve.

"We're not asking them a whole lot of questions at the moment," Damon
said.

Officers also are still looking into the breed of the dog.

"It's an unfortunate, tragic, isolated incident," Damon said.

Nora is the daughter of David and Carissa Sharp, and she touched many
lives, her obituary states.

"She loved bedtime stories, listening to music and dancing," it says.

A celebration of life service is planned for Sunday at Friendship
Community Church in Dover.

The family is asking that donations be made in Nora's name to the NICUPS,
the York Hospital NICU parent support group, the obituary states.

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A press release issued by the York County Coroner's Office confirmed what
is implied in the article, which is that the child was in her home, and
the dog that killed her was the family dog. Although the family told
officials the dog was a "mixed breed," and states officials are "still
looking into the breed of the dog," it is identified as a bullmastiff in
the EMS dispatch audio.
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David Carson
2018-11-21 22:38:22 UTC
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Nineteen-month-old Nora Sharp died after a dog attack at her Windsor
Township home on Sunday night, according to the York County Coroner.
4 November.
Adam H. Kerman
2018-11-22 17:16:34 UTC
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Post by David Carson
"We're not asking them a whole lot of questions at the moment ... It's an
unfortunate, tragic, isolated incident."
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2018/11/06/coroner-ids-toddler-killed-dog-attack-windsor-township/1907189002/
Nineteen-month-old Nora Sharp died after a dog attack at her Windsor
Township home on Sunday night, according to the York County Coroner.
The attack happened in the 500 block of El Dorado Drive.
An autopsy on Tuesday morning showed the toddler died of “multiple
injuries due to dog attack," the coroner said. The manner is accidental.
The family told authorities that the dog was a mixed breed and was
euthanized.
Chief Timothy Damon said York Area Regional Police are still looking into
the sequence of events that led up to the child's death.
He said police are giving the family time to grieve.
"We're not asking them a whole lot of questions at the moment," Damon
said.
The police have a job to do. It's not about sympathy to a grieving
family but getting at the truth because someone has to speak for the
dead. Homicide still has to be ruled out. Even if it's determined that
the death was accidental, the facts must be determined for the pubilc
record. We're supposed to learn from these tragic events, right, like
watching the baby play with the family dog.

Unfortunately for the police, they are seeing people grieving and at
their worst, but the investigation is important and must be performed.
Post by David Carson
Officers also are still looking into the breed of the dog.
"It's an unfortunate, tragic, isolated incident," Damon said.
Nora is the daughter of David and Carissa Sharp, and she touched many
lives, her obituary states.
"She loved bedtime stories, listening to music and dancing," it says.
A celebration of life service is planned for Sunday at Friendship
Community Church in Dover.
The family is asking that donations be made in Nora's name to the NICUPS,
the York Hospital NICU parent support group, the obituary states.
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[Additional info]
A press release issued by the York County Coroner's Office confirmed what
is implied in the article, which is that the child was in her home, and
the dog that killed her was the family dog. Although the family told
officials the dog was a "mixed breed," and states officials are "still
looking into the breed of the dog," it is identified as a bullmastiff in
the EMS dispatch audio.
A bullmastiff is a guardian dog that needs consistent early obedience
training. The dog is loyal to his family but it's still not the kind of
dog one would ever leave a baby alone with. It's not a shepherd nor a
hunting dog.

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