2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Pack of Dogs on Wind River Indian Reservation
Coroner Confirms Death
Riverton, WY – Fremont County Chief Deputy Coroner, Mark Stratmoen confirmed in a statement Monday that a 40-year-old woman was killed by a pack of dogs last week. Preliminary autopsy results show that Deanne Lynn Coando died of hypothermia and loss of blood from serious injuries she suffered last Wednesday when multiple dogs attacked her on the Wind River Indian Reservation, according to Stratmoen. Coando was a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe.
Animal attack may have killed woman south of Riverton
Nov 13, 2014 – By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
A 40-year-old woman died Wednesday evening in Riverton after she was found unconscious in the 800 block of Rendezvous Road south of town.
Officials believe the Fremont County residents died as the result of an animal attack, or a combination of animal-inflicted trauma and hypothermia. The temperature at the time was near zero.
Deputy Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen issued a public health and safety alert Thursday warning residents about the potential presence of a vicious animal or animals in the area.
“Use caution and be alert for any observations of predator wildlife, or any groups or individual feral domestic animal in the general area,” the alert states.
He requested that any suspicious animals displaying aggressive behavior be reported to the Wind River Police Department, or other law enforcement.
Wyoming authorities warn of dangerous wildlife predator on the loose
The warning from Fremont County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Stratmoen said an examination of the woman’s body found on the mountainous Wind River Reservation showed she died of an animal attack or a combination of hypothermia and wounds inflicted by one or more predators.
“This is to notify the public to use caution and be alert for any observations of predator wildlife, or any groups or individual feral domestic animals in the general area,” Stratmoen said in a statement.
This is a list of dog breeds that have a history of being potentially dangerous to people, especially children. Daxton’s Friends for Canine Education and Awareness understands that any dog has the ability to bite or inflict serious harm to humans. This list consists of several dog breeds that have a higher than average number of recorded human fatalities. Please use extreme caution if you choose to bring one of these breeds into your home. Rental communities and homeowners insurance may restrict many of the dog breeds on this list due to the likelihood of a serious incident.
Pit Bulls, Mastiff, and Rottweiler lead in fatalities and are listed first. The rest of the breeds are listed in alphabetical order:
Pit Bull Terrier Family
- American Bulldog
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- English/Standard Bull Terrier
- Miniature Bull Terrier
- Olde English Bulldog
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Cane Corso/Italian Mastiff
- Dogo Argentino
- English Mastiff
- Fila Brasileiro
- Dogue de Bordeaux/French Mastiff
- Great Dane/German Mastiff
- Presa Canario
- St. Bernard/Alpine Mastiff