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Family Member’s Dogs Killed Johnson County Man, Sheriff Says

JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Coal Hill man found dead in the woods near his home earlier this month died from “canine injuries” from a family member’s dogs, acco...
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JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Coal Hill man found dead in the woods near his home earlier this month died from “canine injuries” from a family member’s dogs, according to newly-revealed autopsy results.

Fredrick Crutchfield, 63, was found dead Feb. 4 by a family member. Investigators sent his body to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to determine a cause of death. An autopsy revealed Crutchfield died from loss of blood due to “multiple canine injuries,” according to a statement released by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office on Friday (Feb. 20).

Deputies said the dogs involved in the death belonged to a family member. The animals have since been impounded, according to the Sheriff’s Office.