BRYAN COUNTY, OK -- It has been two months since an elderly Mead man was killed by dogs and for the first time his family is speaking out about his violent death.
Tuesday, the Bryan County Sheriff's Office met with the district attorney about the case. They say they are still waiting on DNA results, but James Hurst's family says they have waited long enough for answers.
James Hurst, 92, was found badly mauled and bleeding in his front yard and two months later his family's still waiting for answers.
"I want to know who killed Daddy," Jerry Hurst, Jame's son, said.
The two neighborhood pitbulls believed to have attacked Hurst have been in the care of a Bryan County veterinarian since the incident. District Attorney Emily Redman says her office is waiting for answers too, forensic evidence like DNA that proves the two dogs in custody are in fact the ones who killed Hurst.
"In addition there is some analysis of some of the contents of the animals stools are being analyzed," Redman said.
Investigators say contents from the dogs' stomachs are so small they are difficult to match to Hurst, but they are going to keep looking.
Redman says they have to wait for the results and complete all witness reports before anything can be done to the dogs, or before any charges can be filed against the owners.
"In these types of very serious cases we really do like to have our "i's" dotted and our "t's" crossed and have all of that evidence together before a decision is made," Redman said.
"If it's dogs I want the dogs taken care of, you know, I want to know who owned the dogs. I want answers," Jerry Hurst said.
Jerry says if the dogs in custody are not the ones who killed his father he worries the same thing could happen to another family.
"If these aren't the dogs then what dogs out there are running lose that's going to kill somebody else," Jerry Hurst said.
Bryan County officials say once the DNA results come back from the Medical Examiners Office, along with a report from OSBI and witnesses statements they can decide whether to file charges.