Postal Worker Attacked by Dogs Dies

No word yet on what caused the 55-year-old's death

Officials say a letter carrier attacked by dogs in Stanton last week died Wedensday.

Major Brian Whipple of the Kent County SPCA and state police said Thursday that Robert Rochester, 55, of New Castle died Wednesday night. Whipple said Rochester was bitten in the attack by two dogs on Friday, and was treated and released at a hospital.

U.S. Postal Service spokesman Ray Daiutolo Sr. confirmed Rochester's death, but did not provide more details, saying an investigation was continuing.

Troopers were called about 4:15 p.m. Friday and told that two dogs had attacked a mail carrier. When the trooper arrived on the scene, he saw two dogs attacking a smaller dog that was being walked by its owner.

The trooper fired his service weapon, injuring one of the dogs.

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