Child on Cheyenne River Reservation who died may have been attacked by dog

May 21, 2024

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D.–A child was found deceased in Eagle Butte Saturday, and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe officials say it could be the result of a feral dog attack.

According to Chairman Ryman LeBeau, a deceased child was found near a bike with injuries that “may have contributed to his death” on Saturday. The incident is still being investigated by Cheyenne River Tribal Police, but LeBeau said there is a possibility the cause of death was a feral dog attack.

LeBeau said nothing will be determined until an autopsy is complete.

The age and name of the child have not been released, but family members have been notified.