Parents Of Boy Killed By Wild Dogs Ask For Toys, Not Flowers

PITTSBURGH (November 9, 2012)--Toy construction trucks are pouring into the funeral home that’s handling arrangements for a 2-year-old boy mauled to death by wild dogs at the Pittsburgh zoo.

The parents of the boy, Maddox Derkosh, requested the toys instead of flowers because their son liked to play with trucks and share them with friends

More than 3,000 have been donated so far, and the funeral home says it will continue accepting them even after the boy's funeral Friday morning.

The family intends to donate the trucks to a charity that will distribute them to needy children on Christmas.

Investigations continue into the boy's death.

He was mauled and bled to death after he fell from a wooden railing overlooking the exhibit Sunday at the zoo.

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