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Child dies after being mauled by dog, police say

Family says Nyjah Espinosa attacked 5 days before 2nd birthday

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – ​A child died Sunday night after being mauled by a dog in Miami-Dade County.

Family members said Nyjah Espinosa was attacked by a dog just five days shy of her second birthday.

The medical examiner did not confirm the cause of death was from the attack, but police said there is a death investigation.

Officials said the dog was picked up Monday by Animal Services.

A GoFundMe account was created by the family to help with Espinosa's funeral costs.

No other details were immediately released.

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