There was "nothing criminal in nature, merely a set of tragic circumstances" in the death of 4-year-old Ashlynn Dawn Anderson of Svensen, the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office announced today.

An investigation determined that?Ashlynn died at the home of her mother D'ette Browning and stepfather Jesse Browning, because of injuries she received from a dog attack that happened Feb. 28. Her father is Ryan Anderson.

No criminal charges will be filed.

At least one of the family's two dogs was involved in the attack. Cornelia, a 3-year-old, 80-pound spayed female rottweiler, was definitely involved in the attack. It was impossible for investigators to determine for sure if the other dog, a 104-pound rottweiler/Newfoundland mix, was also involved. But investigators could not positively exclude him.

According to Clatsop County Animal Control policy, both dogs were high risk and could not be considered for adoption. They were euthanized March 4.

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