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US Wildlife officials find human remains in bears suspected of killing a woman in Colorado

17:15  04 may  2021
17:15  04 may  2021 Source:   cnn.com

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Human remains were found in the stomachs of two black bears suspected of killing a woman in southwestern Colorado, state wildlife officials said.

a car parked on pavement near a forest: Colorado wildlife officials found human remains in the stomachs of two bears suspected in a fatal attack on a 39-year-old woman. © Colorado Parks and Wildlife Colorado wildlife officials found human remains in the stomachs of two bears suspected in a fatal attack on a 39-year-old woman.

The 39-year-old woman was found dead on Friday in Durango, and bear scat and hair was found at the scene. Officials later found three bears -- a mother and her two yearling bears -- near the woman's mauled body and euthanized them to keep them from attacking humans again, said Cory Chick, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southwest Region manager.

Human Remains Found Inside Black Bears Euthanized After Woman Killed in Colorado

  Human Remains Found Inside Black Bears Euthanized After Woman Killed in Colorado Officials believe the remains belong to a 39-year-old woman who was found on Friday evening after not returning from walking her dogs.Three bears—a mom and two yearlings—were euthanized following the suspected attack and a Colorado Parks and Wildlife Pathologist found human remains in two of them. Officials suspect the remains belong to an unidentified 39-year-old woman, whose body was found on Friday off a highway north of Durango.

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife pathologist who performed necropsies on the three bears said nothing looked abnormal -- all three bears were healthy, with adequate fat stores and no signs of disease, according to a news release from the agency.

But two of the bears -- the mother and one of the yearlings -- had human remains in their stomachs, the wildlife agency said.

It's not clear yet why the bears consumed human remains, but bears can grow aggressive if humans are "in the way" of their food sources, Chick said.

"Bears will return to a food source over and over," Chick said in the release. "A bear that loses its fear of humans is a dangerous animal. And this sow was teaching its yearlings that humans were a source of food, not something to fear and avoid."

The La Plata County coroner's office will identify the remains found in the bears and conduct an autopsy on the woman found last week. CNN has reached out to the coroner's office for more information and is waiting to hear back.

Bear attacks on humans are extremely rare in Colorado -- the only recorded fatal attacks happened in 1971, 1993 and 2009, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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