Man Suffers Fatal Heart Attack – Bear Eats Body

(Cristen Langner/CDFW)
(Cristen Langner/CDFW)


Just a terribly sad story out of Northern California. A 65-year-old man suffered a fatal heart attack in Humboldt County, and most of his body was consumed by a black bear. 

From the Associated Press’ Scott Smith:

Humboldt County Deputy Coroner Roy Horton said he believes 65-year-old Marion Williams died outside his trailer in a remote area before the bear came upon him.

Authorities discovered the remains on Monday after friends reported Williams missing for five days.

Officials tried to trap and kill the bear but called off their attempt because it is doubtful the bear is still in the area near the man’s home in Redway, about 75 miles south of Humboldt, California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Andrew Hughan said.