Authorities in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, have launched an investigation into the death of an Amazon delivery driver after he was found dead with possible dog bites.
Officers were called to the scene around 7pm on Monday after reports of an Amazon delivery truck parked in front of a home for several hours.
Authorities found the remains of the driver, a German shepherd and a mastiff behind a fence gate near the delivery truck. The home owners were not home at the time, according to Ray County Sheriff Scott Childers. The county is located 30 miles northeast of Kansas City, Missouri.
One of the deputies shot and wounded one of the dogs. Both dogs got into the home, according to the sheriff. When Childers arrived on the scene, he entered the home and the dogs aggressively followed him.
“They continued to be aggressive, and I had to kill them,” Childers said.
They collected all the evidence from the scene, including the remains of the driver and the two dead dogs. An autopsy and necropsy will be performed on the driver and dogs in the coming days, according to Childers.
It’s unclear if the dogs caused the unnamed driver’s death, but Childers said the driver’s remains showed extensive injuries.
“We still don’t know the cause of death, but the Amazon driver had extensive damage to his body similar to dog bites.”
Amazon (AMZN) spokeswoman Lisa Levandowski offered her condolences to the driver and his family.
“We are deeply saddened by tonight’s tragic incident involving a member of our Amazon family and will extend our support to the team and the driver’s family,” he said. “We are law enforcement assisting in their investigation.”