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Family of baby killed by dogs devastated by loss

CLARKTON, NC (WWAY) — We’re continuing to learn more about a nine-day-old baby killed in Clarkton. Investigators say newborn Addyson Camerino was mauled to death by dogs in the family’s home Wednesday.

It’s been a long week for the Camerino family, and understandably so, after the accident at their home Wednesday.

Investigators are still looking for answers surrounding the baby’s death. This morning they released one of the 911 calls made from the home on North College Road in Clarkton.

Although it’s brief, the desperation in the caller’s voice is apparent, and you can hear the chaos in the background.

CALLER: “I need an ambulance at North College Road in Clarkton. We have a baby that has been attacked by three dogs, and we need somebody here now. Are you there?”
OPERATOR: “Yes sir. You don’t see the EMS coming?”
CALLER: “Uh… Oh, they just pulled in!”

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office says this is just one of the calls made to dispatch from the home. Sheriff Prentis Benston says he plans to release the other calls soon.

Other than that, there is still little information being released from the department. Investigators have said that five dogs were removed from the home.

Still no word if and when charges will be filed at this point.

We reached out to Chelsea Camerino, the mother of nine-day-old Addyson. It was obvious that she was distraught and passed the phone over another woman who did not want to be identified.

We were told that the family is beside themselves with grief over the loss of their new baby that they had been so excited to welcome into the world just a few days earlier. She said the family does not want to talk to the media now, and that most of the stories they have heard are far from the truth. She said she thinks the family will release a statement to the media when they feel that they can.

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