13 year old boy killed in dog attack

13 year old boy killed in dog attack

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A sad story to tell you.

New Jersey police are investigating a fatal dog attack.

The victim was just 13 years old.

The Passaic County Prosecutor's office says two teenage boys were walking in Paterson Friday afternoon when a bull mastiff that had escaped from its property attacked them.

The victims became separated..

Paterson police say city resident Kenneth Santilla and his friend were walking along a street when the attack occurred Friday afternoon. The boys then ran off in different directions.

Santilla was found dead late Friday night, shortly after he was reported missing. An autopsy is pending.

The other teen and the dog's owner both suffered bite wounds. The other boy's name was not released.

Authorities have said 50-year-old dog owner Paul Clarke stabbed the animal "quite a few times" during the attack. The dog was euthanized, and its remains will be tested for rabies.

No charges have been filed.

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