Bethany Stephens

When Bethany Lynn Stephens, of Glen Allen, Va., was mauled to death last week by her 2 pit bulls while out for a walk, rumors swirled that she was killed by a different predator -- perhaps a bear or coyote.

The rumors were so widespread on social media that Goochland County Sheriff Jim Agnew decided to reveal information that his office had withheld from the public.

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A 9-year-old girl was mauled to death by a pit bull as she played in a backyard in Long Island over the weekend.

Amiyah Kayla Dunston was visiting her biological father when a pit bull named Kane charged at her around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Amiyah was in the backyard playing with two girls -- 8 and 9 -- when she was attacked by the pit. Neighbors were unable to pull the dog off of her.

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toddler mauled by family pet

A 2-year-old boy was mauled to death by a dog inside his home in south Fulton County, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The toddler was attacked around 1 p.m. inside his Sierra Trail townhome. The boy's mother was using the restroom when the attack occurred. “She advised it happened fast,” Fulton County Police Detective Melissa Parker told the AJC. “It was an obvious death once the mother came out of the restroom.”

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