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Marissa Jones, 42, described her horror after finding Lyssa Rose Upshaw “in the foetal position with her skin torn.
Lyssa, who loved to draw, fish and bike ride, had gone for a walk before dinner near her family’s home in Navajo Nation land in Arizona in May.
Mom-of-three Marissa said: “At first I thought she had fallen off the hill.
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Lyssa Rose was 13-years-old.
“But then I saw she was in the foetal position. Her skin had been torn through to the bone. Her hair was ripped out. “I began screaming at the top of my lungs. I grabbed her hand. I started praying.
Her death was recorded as accidental by the medical examiner’s office in Coconino County. But mum Marissa now wants the dog owners to be held criminally responsible. She said: “The owners of these dogs have treated myself and my daughter as if we are no one.
“I am angry. I want to see them charged, I want to see them in jail so they know what it feels like to be taken away from their kids like my child has been taken away from me.
“If you cannot be responsible for your dogs, then you should not have them. “All of those dogs had evidence of my daughter’s blood and tissue on them.”
There have been a handful of deaths blamed on dog packs in the Navajo Nation in recent years; numerous others have been injured.
The incident has renewed discussion about how to hold people accountable for their pets on the reservation.
Navajo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Director Michael Henderson has said tribal charges are being considered in Upshaw’s death.
That comes as authorities gather more evidence and await results for specimens collected from the dogs that belonged to a neighbor.
“The case is pretty far from being closed, far from being just put aside as an accident or a civil matter or anything like that,” Henderson said.
“We’re still very aggressively pursuing to understand the case to the extent to where if there are any criminal elements attached.