Black bear eats man after death

10/20/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Los Angeles – A black bear reportedly ate a man’s body after the man died of a heart attack. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the man, Marion Lee Williams, 65, was stated to have died near his property while on his way to check his water supplies.

According to authorities, the bear likely came into contact with Williams after he collapsed and dragged his body somewhere else to eat. Williams was identified from dentures, fingerprints, and pieces of clothing found by investigators.

As noted in the report, Williams was reported missing on Saturday, but had last been seen on October 8.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Andrew Hughan, is quoted in the report as stating of the bear, “The bear does not pose a public threat… It was just doing what bears do.”

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