According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, on March 21, the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting that someone was attacked by dogs. The investigation revealed that 61-year-old Julie Lingl of St. Joseph was walking her small dog along the should of the road passing by the residence of Michelle and Rak Tray at 28794 Frontage Road in St. Joseph Township.
The Rak’s have several dogs, including two adult boxers, which were contained in their fenced back yard. The two boxers jumped the fence and attacked Lingl’s dog, resulting in its death. When Lingl tried to pick up her dog from the road, the boxers attacked her.
Lingl suffered severe injuries to her legs. She also suffered multiple lacerations and puncture wounds to her arms, hands, back, head and face. She was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to the St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of her injuries.