Bear mauling victim identified

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska State Troopers have released the identity of the man mauled to death by a bear in the Hope area last Wednesday.

    He's identified as 46-year-old Daniel Schilling of Hope.

    Schilling was clearing a trail about one mile behind his property. His body was located in the area after his dog returned home alone and a search was launched for him.

    Troopers say his wounds were consistent with a bear attack.

    A joint response to the site of the mauling by Alaska Wildlife Troopers and Forest Service Rangers is in progress, according to the Trooper dispatch.  Updates are promised.

     

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