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A smiling photo of Neveah Bryant was placed at a makeshift memorial for the little girl who died after being attacked by pit bulls in an apartment on Leete Street in West Haven on Friday night.
The simple word "love" is printed above her face.
An autopsy performed on the 20-month-old girl determined that she died of multiple injuries. The medical examiner ruled her death accidental.
Neveah was visiting her aunt when she was attacked, West Haven police said.
A call came in around 6:13 p.m. reporting that a child had been bitten by a dog, Sgt. Angelo Moscato said.
But what police found was much worse. Neveah was unconscious when paramedics arrived and police said as many as three dogs attack Neveah.
She was pronounced dead at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Moscato said that the dogs had been put into another room while the girl was visiting but that they had somehow managed to get out.
The New Haven Register spoke to the girl's aunt, who said the dogs had never been aggressive , however, a source familiar with the case said neighbors have told police that the dogs have shown aggression before.
The investigation is ongoing to determine whether anyone else was present at the time of the attack.
The dogs have been euthanized due to the severity of the case.