Who was Dennis Moore? Missouri man, 62, MAULED to death by pit bulls in an alleyway

'The dogs ate him up to the point where his body was decayed, they can't show me his body, they didn't eat his head up,' Melvina revealed


                            Who was Dennis Moore? Missouri man, 62, MAULED to death by pit bulls in an alleyway
Melvina (L) mourns the loss of her husband Dennis Moore (R), who was killed by pit bulls, two blocks away from their home in Missouri (KSDK News/YouTube)
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Dennis Moore, a 62-year-old man, was attacked by dogs, and his lifeless body was found in an alley on San Francisco Avenue, about two blocks away from his home. His wife, Melvina Moore, knew something was wrong when he didn't give her a call before bed like he usually does.

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"Throughout the night he always calls me, like 10:30 pm. 'Well, sweetheart, I'm about to go to sleep.' Then he'll call me again at 3:00 am when he gets up to use the restroom and then at 5 am he'll call me. None of them calls went through," Melvina, who works the night shift at a nursing home, told KSDK.

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"I called him at 9:00 am, that's when the police charged his phone up and I was the first caller and they asked me well who are you and I told them and they said do you stay at this address and I said yes, they said we can't tell you over the phone," she said. "The dogs ate him up to the point where his body was decayed, they can't show me his body. They didn't eat his head up," Melvina revealed.

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"Pit bulls are not bad dogs, it's what you put in them and you are raising vicious dogs to attack human beings no you need to pay for this. My opinion, they was fed blood, meat, ate my husband up like wolves," she added. According to St Louis Animal Control, three dogs were seized and are being housed at the shelter in relation to the investigation.

The St Louis Metropolitan Police Department believes Dennis was killed between 11:30 pm on Saturday, July 10, and 6:30 am on Sunday, July 11. "I don't know how to move on. I take it one day at a time. I got a good support system, but I don't know how to move on," said Melvina.

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"We had a wonderful wedding, and I asked him 'I never had a wedding before,' and he said 'I'm going to give it to you,' and he did, he did. I mean, to take in a woman with seven kids, just think about it. This was a lot for him because he ain't have nothing but three kids," she told KSDK. Dennis was a retired landscaper known for helping the elderly cut their grass.

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"The love that he showed me was unreal. This wedding you see, I asked him for it, and he gave it to me because I never had a wedding. Friendly, compassionate, understanding. You can come and talk to him [about] anything. He was for his community. He never wanted to leave his community, and this is where he died," Melvina told KMOV 4.

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"These are wolves you're raising; you're raising dogs to be a wild animal. Dogs are supposed to be loved and cherished. They're supposed to be like a family. I want justice for my husband. He would do it for me," she said. As per the St Louis Medical Examiner’s office, Dennis' autopsy is complete, but it could be 8 to 12 weeks until the cause and manner of death are certified.

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Investigators also found a second victim, a 92-year-old man, suffering from significant bites from dogs attacking him in the alley. He was taken to a hospital for treatment. "It wasn't no foul play, that's what they said, and they have evidence that dogs ate him up, and his body was decayed. And [police] said a 92-year-old elderly man was coming out at 7:30 and found him on the ground, and the dogs attacked him," Melvina added.

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