Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Fish and Game Confirms Wolf Death
2010 teacher's death near Chignik Lake confirmed by DNA testing
A new report released Tuesday by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is confirming a teacher who died in March of 2010 while jogging was killed by wolves.
32-year-old Candice Berner's body was found near the village of Chignik Lake on the Alaska Peninsula. At the time wolves were the prime suspect in the attack. Fish and Game's investigation concluded from DNA samples from Berner's clothing and from dead wolves that two to four wolves were most likely involved in the deadly attack.
Alaska State Troopers shot two wolves and contacted trappers who later killed six more within 15 miles of the village.