The child killed in a dog attack in unincorporated Mount Pleasant Saturday apparently suffered head trauma, according to a family member.
The child's mother thought the boy was taking a nap around 8:30 p.m. when he apparently woke and went outside, according to a WCBD-TV interview with Octavia Johnson, the toddler's aunt. That's where the child was attacked by at least one dog owned by his uncle.
The boy's mother discovered the child and yelled for family to help.
"At that point, we all went running out of the house and we saw his lifeless body laying on the ground. The dog was still … over it at that time."
Charleston County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating the death and will discuss the results of an autopsy today at a 2 p.m. press conference.
This death follows an April dog mauling in Dorchester County that claimed the life of a newborn child. That incident resulted in the child's father being arrested.