Prosecutors want more evidence in dog mauling case

Fatal dog mauling on East Bruce Avenue in Dayton. (WDTN Photo)
Fatal dog mauling on East Bruce Avenue in Dayton. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office wants more information and evidence before filing any formal charges against the owners of two dogs that attacked and killed their neighbor.

Klonda Richey, 57, was mauled to death by two dogs outside her East Bruce Avenue home late Thursday night, according to investigators.

On Friday, police arrested the owners of the dogs who live next door to Richey and informally charged them with reckless homicide.

However, the couple was released from the Montgomery County Jail Sunday because no formal charges had been filed by the Montgomery County Prosecutor.  A spokesperson for the office confirmed they are waiting on more information from investigators before filing any formal charges.

Friends of Richey hope her surveillance cameras captured the attack or will help investigators in their case.

Police would not yet comment on this, but said the investigation is on-going.

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