A delivery driver for Amazon was found dead after an apparent animal attack Monday in Missouri, and deputies shot and killed two aggressive dogs, the Ray County sheriff said.
Deputies were called to a home in Excelsior Springs, a town of about 10,000, around 7 p.m. after neighbors reported an Amazon van had been parked there for several hours, Sheriff Ray Childers said.
A man’s body was found in a yard, as well as two very aggressive dogs, he said. Deputies shot and killed the animals.
The man’s identity was not immediately released.
The medical examiner will determine the cause of death, Childers said, but the victim’s injuries were consistent with an animal attack.
His family was notified Monday evening, the sheriff said.
The owners of the residence were not home and appear to be out of town, Childers said.
Amazon spokeswoman Lisa Levandowski expressed grief on behalf of the company.
“We are deeply saddened by tonight’s tragic incident involving a member of our Amazon family and will offer support to the driver’s team and loved ones,” Levandowski said. “We are assisting law enforcement in their investigation.”
The dogs were a German shepherd and an English mastiff, Kansas City NBC affiliate KSHB reported.
Excelsior Springs is about 25 miles northeast of Kansas City, Missouri.
In Florida in August, a US postal worker died after being attacked by five dogs, officials there said. Pamela Jane Rock, 61, was killed on August 21 in Putnam County, which is south of Jacksonville.
Phil Helsel CONTRIBUTORS.