Human stays present in two bears following deadly assault on girl in Colorado

Human stays have been present in two of the three bears euthanised after they had been suspected of attacking and killing a lady, in keeping with wildlife officers.

The 39-year-old girl’s physique was discovered north of Durango in southwestern Colorado on Friday.

Authorities suspected she had been the sufferer of a uncommon bear assault because of the bear scat and hair discovered on the scene.

A canine crew discovered a 10-year-old feminine black bear and two yearling cubs close by. They had been killed after it was suspected they attacked the lady and will assault another person.

The human stays had been discovered contained in the stomachs of the sow and one of many cubs throughout a necropsy on Saturday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) mentioned.

An preliminary examination by a pathologist confirmed the bears all seemed to be in good well being with no signal of illness and satisfactory fats shops following the winter hibernation season, in keeping with the company.

It added {that a} microscopic examination of their physique tissue and rabies testing to search out different attainable causes that might have prompted the assault will take as much as two weeks.

Within the announcement of the necropsy findings, Cory Chick, CPW’s regional supervisor, mentioned: “Our ideas and prayers exit to the boyfriend, household and pals of the lady we misplaced on this tragic occasion.”

“We can not decide with actual certainty how or why this assault befell, however it’s important for the general public to not solid blame on this girl for the unlucky and tragic occasion.”

The lady’s boyfriend returned residence at round 8.30pm on Friday and their canine had been exterior, however she was lacking after taking them out for a stroll.

He started to go looking and located her physique an hour later off US Freeway 550 close to Trimble, a group north of Durango, and referred to as the emergency companies.

A autopsy will happen on Tuesday.

The final deadly bear assault in Colorado was recorded in 2009 close to Ouray – when a 74-year-old girl was killed by a 394lb (179kg) male black bear.

An investigation decided she had been illegally feeding bears by way of the fence in her yard, CPW mentioned.

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