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Kentucky woman killed 'savagely' in dog attack identified

26 December, 2017, 01:18 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Kentucky woman killed 'savagely' in dog attack identified

Lankford now also faces charges of harboring a vicious animal after authorities said his two pit bulls attacked a couple and killed a woman.

WYMT reports that Lorraine Saylor was putting out bird seed in her yard when she and her husband were attacked by two pit bulls.

The call came in around 10:20 a.m. Sunday morning.

Police said the dogs belonged to 42-year-old Johnny Lankford, who at the time of the attack was being held in the Bell County Detention Center for assault, domestic violence, unlawful imprisonment and a bench warrant.

"She was out taking care of animals, and a very unfortunate set of circumstances happened and she lost her life", Bell County Coroner Jay Steele said. "That's what she was doing this morning and two dogs attacked her while she was doing that".

Lorraine Saylor was declared dead at the scene. "They were both active within the community and just, like I said, two of the nicest people you would ever meet". The other pit bull ran off. The caller said they were pit bulls. Her husband, Johnny Saylor, rushed outside to help only to be attacked by the dogs as well, according to WKRN.




Animal control and the Bell County Sheriff's Department are now searching for the brown Pit bull. The man was taken to a nearby hospital, officials said.

According to police, the dogs did not belong to the couple.

Two pit bulls mauled one of their neighbors to death on Christmas Eve.

If you see a pit bull matching that description, in the Arjay or surrounding area, call Bell County dispatch immediately at 606-337-6174 or 911.

An autopsy for Saylor is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday in Frankfort, Ky.

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