Teacher Candice Berner Mauled To Death By Wolves

Teacher Mauled

Huffington Post UK   First Posted: 07/12/11 18:07 Updated: 07/12/11 18:53

Teacher Candice Berner was mauled to death by a pack of wolves while she was out jogging, it has been confirmed.

The 32-year-old's body was discovered by members of the public, severely mauled and in a pool of blood. Multiple tracks were in the snow, leading locals to suspect the teacher had been attacked by wild animals.

A report released to by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game confirmed Berner was killed by wolves a mile outside small fishing village Chignik Bay, on the Alaska Peninsula. A medical examiner cited cause of death as "multiple injuries due to animal mauling", the Sun reported.

DNA from two wolves which were shot in the area shortly after the attack was a match with DNA found on Candice's clothing. But experts said it was impossible to determine if the wolves attacked to defend their territory or the animals had hunted her.

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