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Florida Man Mauled To Death By Pack Of Dogs

LAKE PLACID (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida man died in an extremely gruesome way.

Authorities say the man appears to have been mauled to death by a pack of dogs.

A Highlands County Sheriff's Office news release says a preliminary examination performed Friday on 45-year-old Melvin Olds Jr. found that he had suffered more than 100 dog bites. No other wounds were immediately found.

Investigators say Olds was found dead Thursday in a wooded area near Lake Placid.

Animal Services officers have set traps while patrolling the area to look for loose dogs.

They had captured six dogs that matched the bite sizes on Olds by Friday. DNA tests will determine whether any of the animals attacked the man.

Sheriff Paul Blackman was encouraging residents to keep away from stray dogs.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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