A 9-year-old boy has died in Faulkner County after he was apparently attacked by dogs, authorities said.
The boy was reported missing Thursday morning from his home in Mount Vernon, the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office said. The child's mother said he had gone outside to check the mail but never returned.
The mother said she saw several dogs running from a field near her home, and the boy was later found dead from “an apparent dog attack,” the sheriff's office said.
The Conway Animal Shelter took custody of two dogs from a nearby home while the investigation continues, authorities said.