Autopsy: Chicago boy mauled to death had head, neck injuries

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Posted: May 26, 2015 4:58 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — An autopsy has found that a boy mauled by a dog on Chicago's South Side died of multiple sharp and blunt force injuries to his head and neck.

The autopsy Tuesday ruled the death of 5-year-old James Nevils an accident.

Police say the attack happened Monday night in Gresham. The boy was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Neighbors say bystanders were able to free the boy from the dog's grasp by attacking it with a brick, pole and other objects, killing the animal.

Neighbor Bianca White says the boy was lifeless after the dog released him from its jaws.

Police are investigating. No charges have been filed or tickets issued.

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Information from: WLS-TV.