Black Bear Found Near Corpse In Canada

Royal Canadian Mountain Police, Bear Hunting Magazine

A black bear was found near a partially eaten corpse of a convicted killer in a wooded area of British Columbia last week. The man had been charged and convicted of a 1993 murder, but was now on parole.

The mauled body of the 53 year-old man was found in a rural area in southern B.C. by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. They believe the man was already dead in his Volkswagen Jetta when the black bear broke into the vehicle.

Officials believe that the driver's window of the vehicle was down and noted numerous muddy animal prints and scratches on the car. The man's body was found in the surrounding bush about 120 meters from the vehicle. Drug paraphernalia and a bottle of liquor was found in the car. A coroner is conducting an autopsy and toxicology tests.

Conservation officials say the black bear was caught and was euthanized to ensure public safety.

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