4-year-old killed by pit bulls, identified by authorities

January 18, 2014 Updated Jan 18, 2014 at 10:54 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Bloomington authorities have identified the 4-year-old girl killed by pit bulls.

It happened inside a home in the 2000 block of Parker Avenue Friday evening.

McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling said Kara Hartrich died from massive blood loss and several bites to the head, neck and arms.

Authorities said an adult was at home with the child when three pit bulls attacked her.

An ambulance took her to Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal where she was pronounced dead.

The family's three pit bulls are now in Animal Control possession.

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