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Florida boy dead after apparent dog attack

Property where boy was discovered
Property where boy was discovered
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Late Wednesday morning, a teddy bear and a yellow tarp on the ground of a fenced backyard of a Goulds, Fla., property, marked the scene of a horrific tragedy which claimed the life of a four-year-old little boy, reported CBS Miami News.

Authorities were initially called out to a home in the 12300 Block of Southwest 230th Street for a missing person's report; Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Det. Robin Pinkard stated:

According to investigators, at approximately 10:09 a.m., police received a phone call advising of a missing four-year old male. As officers arrived they did an area canvas where they discovered a black male, four years of age, deceased in the back yard,”

The little boy, who was the apparent victim of a dog attack, has been identified as Javon Dade Jr.

Few details about the dog(s) involved have been released. According to NBC Miami, animal control officers were at the property after the discovery of the child's body and three dogs were taken away. Who the dogs belong to has not yet been verified, but neighbors to the family told CBS Miami that they believed the boy's family had at least two dogs who were "very aggressive."

WSVN News reported that the deceased boy had been visiting his father at the time that he disappeared and it was the father who initially called the police with the missing person report.

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