Bloomington child killed by dog in family home
BLOOMINGTON — A 4-year-old Bloomington girl died Friday after being attacked by a dog in her own home.
McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling said an autopsy done Saturday on Kara Hartrich revealed she died from massive blood loss and multiple bites to her head, neck and arms.
She was pronounced dead at 5:50 p.m. Friday at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
Kimmerling said Bloomington police and firefighters were sent to the home about 5:10 p.m. where they found Kara unresponsive with what appeared to be several dog bites.
She was at home with a younger sibling and a grandparent when she was attacked, Kimmerling said.
Three family dogs, described by the owners as pit bulls, were taken into the custody of the McLean County Animal Control department.