The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office says a 2-month-old baby boy was bitten multiple times and dismembered by the family dog.
Dorchester sheriff’s deputies were called to the Ridgeville residence shortly after 11 a.m. Friday. Early reports were that a retriever had bitten off Aiden Lee McGrew’s leg. The baby was rushed to a Summerville hospital, but later died.
The baby’s mother was not at home at the time and the father was sleeping. Two other children in the home were not harmed.
The circumstances concerning how the dog got to the baby are still unclear. Coroner Chris Nisbet said he plans to do an autopsy this weekend to find out if McGraw was already dead by the time the dog bit off his leg.
Sheree Bernardi of Charleston affiliate WTMA contributed to this report