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Colorado woman found dead near home by apparent bear attack, wildlife say



A Colorado woman was found dead Friday from an apparent bear attack in the southwestern part of the state, according to Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

The boyfriend of the 39-year-old child found her on Friday night near Trimble, north of Durango, after he returned home and found their two dogs outside. He believed she was walking the dogs before she was attacked. He last spoke to her on Friday morning.

“Bear attacks are extremely rare,” said Corey Chick, CPW Southwest Region manager. “It’s a tragic event and a sad reminder that bears are wild and potentially dangerous.”

The CPW and La Plata County Sheriff’s Deputies called in a U.S. Department of Agriculture dog team that quickly found a female black bear and two-year-olds.

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The bears were euthanized and taken to an autopsy laboratory. The pig was thought to be more than 10 years old.

“Out of sheer caution, the bears have been removed for public safety,” Chick said. “We ask the public to report to CPW any encounter with an aggressive bear.”

An investigator from La Plata County will perform an autopsy on the unnamed woman to formally determine the cause of death. Wildlife officials will also continue the investigation to confirm that this is a bear attack.

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Other bear sightings have recently been reported in the area.


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