The Associated Press
ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say a black bear killed near the scene of a mauling last week at a remote Alaska lake was the animal responsible for the deadly attack.
A Troopers spokeswoman said some remains of 64-year-old Robert Weaver of Fairbanks were found in the adult male bear’s stomach. That, along with the fact there were no other bears in the area, led to the determination.
Weaver and his wife, who hasn’t been identified, were at a cabin at George Lake last Thursday evening when the bear attacked. The lake is about 110 miles southeast of Fairbanks.
Most Read Local Stories
- Get ready for possible freezing temperatures in the Seattle area
- Fall surge of COVID-19 is hitting Washington, state officials warn
- Coronavirus daily news updates, October 20: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world VIEW
- Inslee announces new COVID-19 restrictions at Washington colleges in response to outbreaks
- COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan unveiled for Washington state
The wife sought shelter in the cabin. Responding officials found Weaver’s body outside the cabin and the wife traumatized.
A trooper killed the bear after it stalked him while he was investigating the death.