Humboldt County man's body eaten by black bear

Oct 17, 2014 2:49 PM by News Staff

Authorities say a wild black bear ate most of a Northern California man who likely died earlier of a heart attack.

Humboldt County Deputy Coroner Roy Horton said Friday 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. The identity was confirmed using fingerprints.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Andrew Hughan says officials want to trap and kill the bear but have called off their search because it is doubtful the bear is still in the area near Redway, about 75 miles south of Humboldt.

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