Date: November 21, 2013
Contact: Lisa Watson, Communications Specialist
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HSV Resident Dies of Injuries After Being Attacked and Mauled by Neighbor’s Dog
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE – A
Village resident was attacked and
mauled by a neighbor’s dog in
early on the morning of Nov. 21. The victim, Joan Kappen, 75, was transported
Springs Village but later died of injuries
sustained in the attack. Mercy Hospital
Kappen was attacked by at least one dog, a bull mastiff, as she was walking. The dog’s owner is Emily Coy, of
Hot Springs Village
The dog was picked up by Hot Springs Village Animal Control and later euthanized at a local animal clinic.
Kappen’s body has been sent to the Arkansas Crime Lab to determine exact cause of death.