Crime 8-Day-Old Baby Girl Mauled to Death by Wolf-Hybrid Dog While Laying in Bassinet The baby was attacked on Wednesday by her family's wolf-hybrid dog, which has been euthanized By Chris Harris Chris Harris Twitter Chris Harris has been a senior true crime reporter for PEOPLE since late 2015. An award-winning journalist who has worked for Rolling Stone and MTV News, Chris enjoys prog rock, cycling, Marvel movies, IPAs, and roller coasters. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 9, 2018 03:44 PM Share Tweet Pin Email An 8-day-old Virginia baby girl was killed by a wolf-hybrid dog that mauled her to death on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. The attack occurred inside a home in Big Stone Gap, Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons told WATE. Investigators are considering criminal charges against the child’s parents, WCYB quotes Parsons as saying. The victim’s name is not being released. • Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Click here to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter. The dog, which was described as a wolf-hybrid canine, was euthanized soon after the attack, according to WJHL. Parsons did not respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment, but reports indicate the child sustained serious injuries to her torso. The baby was laying in a bassinet at the time of the mauling, the stations report. According to WATE, the child was rushed to a nearby hospital in Big Stone Gap and later airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Lee County Virginia Sheriff's Office/Facebook • For more compelling True Crime coverage, follow our Crime magazine on Flipboard She was pronounced dead at 4 p.m., reports WCYB. Wolf-hybrids are the biological product of a wolf mating with a dog. Ownership of hybrid canines is permitted in Virginia, but owners must “ensure the adequate confinement and responsible ownership of hybrid canines,” according to the state’s laws. Virginia is among 15 states that allows wolf-hybrid ownership. The others are Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota.