Quebec provincial police are investigating after the body of a young child was found with several bite marks in the northern Quebec village of Kangiqsujuaq. According to reports, a Canadian infant was found dead last Saturday, on June 29, surrounded by dogs near his home. No charges have been laid in the case so far.
The boy’s body was located on a lot in Kangiqsujuaq, a small Inuit village near the shores of Hudson Strait. The Kangiqsujuaq community is comprised of around 750 people. Reports say the child was discovered with several bite marks on his body and there was a number of dogs at the scene.
Early evidence suggests the baby was mauled by the dogs near his home. A spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec suggested that the infant was found on his neighbour's land. Reports say that police officers will be taking the time to talk to everybody who had any contact with the child on June 29, in an attempt to determine what happened in the moments leading up to the child’s death.
Sgt. Nancy Fournier confirmed that Quebec provincial police investigators attended the scene to clarify the circumstances of the apparent dog attack. She was not able to comment at this time on the dogs that were present where the child was found, and was unable to say what had happened to them.
The infant’s body has now been taken approximately 1,800 KMs to Montreal, where an autopsy will take place to determine the full facts about the injuries suffered by the young child.
According to reports, there have been no charges laid at this time.
This comes only days after a woman from Potton, Quebec, revealed the extensive injuries she has suffered as a result of three dogs attacking her earlier this year. In March, runner Dominique Alain’s life was changed forever as three dogs approached her, barking aggressively, snarling and baring their teeth.
The three dogs tore at her clothes and continued to bite until they were pulling out chunks of her flesh. Alain remembers thinking she was going to die. She recalls the first responders in the ambulance telling her, "Don't give up, don't let me go. Stay with me."
Alain had to be resuscitated in hospital and lost muscle, tendons and tissue in both of her arms and legs. She suffered extensive injuries and was put into an induced coma for two days. The dogs in this case were euthanized shortly after the attack.
Speaking of dog attacks, Alain said, “it should never happen, should not happen. It has to stop."