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Province destroys bear believed responsible for park killing

By David Helwig
SooToday.com
Saturday, September 10, 2005

NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

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Black bear believed responsible for fatal attack on woman has been killed

TORONTO, Sept. 10 - The Ministry of Natural Resources has killed a black bear believed responsible for the fatal attack on a woman at Missinaibi Provincial Park north of Chapleau earlier this week.

Ministry staff shot and killed a black bear at approximately 8 a.m. Saturday, September 10, 2005 near the area where the fatal attack occurred in a remote area of the park.

The animal fits the description of the bear that
attacked Dr. Jacqueline Perry and her husband, Marc Jordan, including a wound to its neck like one that Jordan inflicted as he tried to fight the bear off.

The ministry has now called off the search which started following the attack on September 6, 2005 but staff continue to gather evidence.

The ministry is also sending the carcass of the animal for testing.

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