PATTERSON, N.J. (CBS) – A large dog escaped a fenced in backyard and killed a teenage boy Saturday in Patterson, New Jersey.
Prosecutors say the 13-year-old was walking with a friend when the dog attacked. The boys then ran in different directions and one went missing.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Searching For 13-Year-Old Leienna Cuevas Last Seen At Home In Rhawnhurst
Following a search, the victim was found dead in the snow near a creek.
“It’s not an isolated incident. It happened twice and the owner should be held accountable for that,” neighbor Randy Billie tells CBS3 Eyewitness News.READ MORE: CBS3 Pet Project: PSPCA's Biggest Fundraiser Of Year, Bark & Whine Gala, Going Virtual Again This Year
The dog also bit the surviving teenager in the hand.
Authorities have killed the dog and the animal will be tested for any possible diseases.
So far, no charges have been filed against that dog’s owner.MORE NEWS: Police: Man, 2 Children Injured In Crash In Willingboro