Police Probe Mailman's Death

Oceanside Police look into Postal Worker's death.

By Lindsay Hood
|  Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010  |  Updated 5:46 PM PDT
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Postal Carrier Fatally Injured on Mail Route

Teri Lin

Lin’s wife said she’s frustrated by what she considers a lack of response from the USPS.

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Dog's Owner Devastated by Mail Carrier's Death: Daughter

A woman who identified herself as Eva said her father owned the Rottweiler in the center of the investigation in a postal carrier's death. She said her dad is devastated by the incident.
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The Oceanside Police Department is now taking an active role in investigating the death of a postal worker who may have died after being attacked by a dog.

Eddie Lin 's widow, Teri Lin, previously accused the Oceanside Police Department of failing to take action over her husband's death. Neighbors also claimed the department had failed to interview any witnesses. As of Tuesday, however, police investigators had interviewed witnesses and spoke with Lin's widow about the investigation.

On May 25, the 33-year-old was delivering mail on Stanley Street in Oceanside when, postal officials believe, a dog appeared to somehow cause Lin to fall and hit his head on the ground. Lin was rushed to Tri-City Medical Center with a severe head injury. The father of three died from his injuries on May 4.

The case is also being investigated by Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Charges have yet to be filed against the owner of the dog, which was euthanized after the incident.

The daughter of the dog's owner, who identified herself as Eva, said the incident has devastated her father.

"We feel really bad," Eva told NBCSanDiego in an exclusive interview.  "It's just killing my dad."

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