1-month-old baby mauled to death by family dog in Connecticut

A one-month-old baby is now dead after he was mauled to death by the family dog in Connecticut, USA.

According to WFSB , Norwich police officers responded to a home for a reported dog attack. When they arrived, the officers found an infant boy who had been mauled by a dog described as a pit bull mix.

They haven’t ascertained a reason for the attack.

“Unfortunately, because of the nature of the incident we haven’t been able to talk to the mother. She is distraught,” Norwich Lt. Anthony Gomes told the Hartford Courant.

“Our heart goes out to the family. This is just a tragic incident for all of those involved.”

Investigators also believe the boy’s father may be connected to a house on fire that occurred hours after the fatal attack.

According to authorities, the baby’s father, 32-year-old Timothy Settles, is as a person of interest in the fire. Settles allegedly was the last person seen at the house before the fire started.

Settles hasn’t been located by police. It is not yet clear why he may have been involved in the fire.