Postal Carrier Died After Dog Attack: Report

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is investigating reports that one of its mail carriers was killed after a dog attacked him on his route.

Eddie Lin, 33, died from injuries he sustained during an attack May 25 on Stanley Street, according to our media partners the North County Times.

Lin was found lying in the street with a severe head injury, the paper reported, and died June 3 despite efforts from doctors at Tri-City Medical Center.

The USPS has not released any information on the carrier’s death but did confirm that the agency is investigating.

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

"When they found him I noticed his uniform from the back was ripped," Teri Lin told a local television station.

Postal inspector Silvia Torres told the North County Times that investigators are still working to piece together what happened.

"We would not want to give [Lin’s wife] information that turns out to be untrue," Torres said.

There are no criminal charges pending according to Oceanside police.

A spokesperson with the USPS said that any time the safety of an employee has been compromised the agency considers it a top priority.

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