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Home Intruder Found Mauled To Death By Homeowner’s Dogs

Coweta County, GA – An alleged home intruder wanted on multiple warrants was found dead on the front porch of a residence after he broke into a house and was mauled to death by two dogs, according to police.

Coweta County sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence on Walt Sanders Road off of North Highway 29 at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 24 after the homeowner returned to his house and found a man dead on his porch, The Newnan Times-Herald reported.

The deceased man was later identified as 21-year-old Alex Binyam Abraha, an Atlanta resident who was wanted on multiple warrants out of Fulton County, according to WTVT.

Police said the homeowner told them he did not know Abraha and that he had no idea why he would be in his house.

After investigating the scene and obtaining the results of an autopsy, police concluded Abraha entered the home and was attacked by the owner’s two pit bulls, The Western Journal reported.

They said the dogs mauled Abraha, who ended up making his way back outside onto the porch.

His cause of death was determined to be due to a “dog attack,” according to The Western Journal.

The dogs’ owner is not facing any charges.

The dogs were removed from the home and are currently in the care of Coweta County Animal Control for a mandatory 10-day rabies hold, according to The Western Journal.

“Coweta County has received multiple inquiries regarding the dogs involved in a local home intrusion,” the county said in an update on Sept. 24, after being contacted by numerous people who wanted to know why the animals were removed.

“We want to clarify that in accordance with the Georgia Department of Public Health (Rabies Control), the dogs are required by law to remain in quarantine for 10 days without direct contact to other animals or humans,” the update read, according to The Western Journal.

“The confinement must be under the authority of the designated rabies control agency — in this case, Coweta County Animal Services,” the county noted. “Following this quarantine, the owner will be able to retrieve the dogs.”

Abraha’s family established a fundraising page to help “support them financially with funeral expenses and planning his final resting place” as they search “for a sense of closure.”

“His family has to deal with confusing and unclear details from the police, with no concrete evidence or story,” the fundraising page claimed.

Donors have contributed more than $2,300 to the cause so far.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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