They didn’t maul anyone and they certainly didn’t kill anyone. Just ask the investigators on the case.
Do a quick Google search for “Ving Rhames Dogs” and you’ll see a sad case of jumping to conclusions. Blogs and many celebrity news sites were quick to say that the dogs killed 40-year-old Jacob Adams (left). The coroner has ruled out the dogs as a cause of death of the housekeeper.
â€œAt this point, it’s simply a mystery. We’re ruling it an undetermined death,â€ Lt. Lombardo said.
In fact, according to the Los Angeles coroner’s office, most of the bites were superficial. They also determined that Mr. Adams did not die of a heart attack. The body is now expected to be sent for toxicology tests.
Several readers speculated on the cause of the bite marks on the original post, which is what the investigators believe now. The investigators believe the dogs sensed that something was wrong with Adams and tried to wake him. The police also added that there were no bites on the Canadian writer’s head or neck. Some of the dogs were so old they hardly had any teeth according to one report.
The police were very careful in not directly blaming the dogs during the initial press conference. Unfortunately, the media is less likely to report this with the same vigor as they did a supposed “dog mauling.” But because the caretaker was found with bite marks on his body, many media outlets are still calling it an attack.
It is not known when Rhames four dogs will be returned to their owner. They are still being held in custody of animal control. Rhames described his Brazilian mastiff as being all bark and no bite in a 1999 Los Angeles Times interview. Rhames’ wife told the police that during the seven years in which they have had the dogs, they were never vicious towards them or their small children — in fact, she described them as “gentle.”
Sources: E!, LA Canyon News, Globe and Mail