Knott boy killed by wild dogs, KSP says

EMMALENA, Ky. — A Knott County teen killed in an apparent animal attack in February was killed by several wild dogs, Kentucky State Police says.

According to a statement issued this week by Kentucky State Police, KSP detectives, with the assistance of Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife officers, have determined that Corey Joseph Godsey, 13, was killed Feb. 19 at Montgomery Creek in the Emmalena community of Knott County by wild dogs. The KSP statement says wildlife cameras were utilized to locate multiple dogs on a former mine site near the area where Godsey was killed, and the dogs were captured.

The KSP statement says DNA specimens collected from the several of the dogs matched DNA evidence found on Godsey. Kentucky State Police Post 13 spokesperson Master Trooper Jody Sims tells Mountain Top News that the dogs identified as those which attacked Godsey have been destroyed.

The investigation into Godsey’s death is ongoing, the statement says.