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Deputies: Jackson County man found dead after being attacked by stray dogs

Posted at 9:36 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 09:39:50-05

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Authorities in Jackson County are investigating after a man was found dead near a road after an apparent animal attack.

On Wednesday around 7:48 a.m., the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a report about a man lying next to the roadway on Kirkland Road.

Deputies, along with Florida Highway Patrol, responded to the area and the man, identified as 65-year-old Donald Ray Allen, was found dead.

Through an investigation deputies learned that the man had been walking in the road, when he suffered life threatening injuries from a pack of aggressive stray dogs.

"The injuries are believed to have been caused by a pack of stray dogs roaming in the area," deputies wrote in a release sent Thursday morning. "Investigators have been in contact with Animal Control, who will be placing traps in the area."

If anyone has any information about these dogs, you are asked to please contact Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 850-482-9624 or Animal Control at 850-718-0021.