Kentucky Woman Mauled to Death by 2 Pit Bulls, Husband Injured

26 December 2017, 12:19 | Isaac Mcdaniel

Kentucky woman killed 'savagely' in dog attack identified

A woman was killed and her husband seriously hurt after two pit bulls mauled them on Christmas Eve

Police responding to the scene "discovered a woman and her husband had been savagely attacked by two pit bulls", according to a statement reported by Lex18.

He also Steele says he has known the couple for 30 years.

Two pit bulls, one brown and one white, attacked Lorraine Brock Saylor, 66, and her husband, Johnny Saylor, on Sunday morning. Her husband Johnny Saylor found her in front of their house after he had been attacked by the two dogs. Johnny Saylor retrieved a.22-caliber pistol from inside his house and went back outside, where he shot one of the dogs in the chest as it jumped at him.

Animal control and the Bell County Sheriff's Department are now searching for the brown Pit bull. The other dog ran off near Country Lane.

The owner of the dogs, Johnny Dale Lankford, 42, had been in a local detention center after being charged Friday with domestic violence and unlawful imprisonment.

Responders pronounced Lorraine dead on the scene and Johnny was taken to a hospital with injuries to his arm and head.

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"I'd seen them, but I didn't think they'd be mean like that", James Saylor said. "She was just a sweetheart" said Steele.

If you see a pit bull matching that description, in the Arjay or surrounding area, call Bell County dispatch immediately at 606-337-6174 or 911.

"Under no circumstances are you to engage this unsafe animal", the sheriff's department said.

Lankford's two dogs which attacked the woman.

The names of the victims were not being release pending notification of other family members, according to Bell County Coroner Jay Steele. Her husband was hospitalized.



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