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Troopers: Autopsy Shows Village Teacher Killed by Wolves

Channel 2 News Staff / KTUU-TV / March 11, 2010

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An autopsy conducted Thursday shows that wolves caused the death of an itinerant teacher in the southwest Alaska village of Chignik Lake, according to the Alaska State Troopers.

Villagers found the body of Candice Berner, 32, a short distance from town on Monday.

Multiple injuries due to animal mauling caused Berner's death, trooper Col. Audie Holloway said, referencing a report from the state medical examiner's office.

Information from state biologists and village residents, along with the autopsy results, point to wolves as the killer, according to a trooper press release.

A state biologist is in Chignik Lake today, to hold a meeting this evening with local residents to discuss how to handle the threat from wolves.

State Troopers and the Department of Fish and Game are coordinating a response and expect to have teams in the village tomorrow.

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