4-Month-Old Baby Dies: ‘The Puppy Was just Lying On Her,’ 911 Caller Says


A 4-month-old girl died on New Year’s Eve after she reportedly was injured by a dog in Dayton, Ohio.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office identified the baby as Raelynn Larrison of Dayton. Her cause and manner of death have not yet been determined.

A 911 caller told a dispatcher that he found a dog on top of the baby and that she was not breathing and was unconscious.

Crews were called around 7 p.m. to a home in the 20 block of South Findlay Street.

“She’s not breathing. My baby ain’t breathing,” a man told the dispatcher.

The man, who was wailing and begging for help, said he didn’t know what happened but that “the puppy was just lying on her.”

Raelynn was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said the hospital informed them of the baby’s death.

Police did not say anything further about the incident, including the dog’s breed, size, or age, or whether they thought the dog attacked the girl.