- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) - Police have identified the 9-year-old girl who died after being attacked by a pit bull while playing in the backyard of a Long Island home.

Authorities said Monday they were still investigating the circumstance of the attack on Amiyah (ah-MEE-yah) Dunston.

The young girl died Sunday after being attacked by the dog in the yard of an Elmont home.

Acting Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas says investigators are still trying to determine whether anyone should be criminally charged.

She says there was no indication the dog was dangerous.

The dog’s owner, Carlyle Arnold, was arrested on an unrelated charge of violating an order of protection and held on $10,000 bail. His attorney did not return a call for comment.

Grief counselors were being sent to the young girl’s elementary school.

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