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Phenix City man apparently mauled to death by pit bull

PHENIX City (AP) — A Phenix City man, who had extensive injuries to the head and neck areas when his body was found, apparently was mauled to death by a pit bulldog that was later shot and killed by a deputy.

Authorities said a Russell County sheriff's deputy discovered Richard Adams' body Wednesday morning at an auto repair shop on Highway 165. Relatives said it's possible that Adams died of a heart attack because he complained about chest pains last week.

The body was sent to a state forensic lab in Montgomery to determine the exact cause of death.

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