DNA Confirms Bear that Attacked Girl was Killed

Based on DNA evidence,  the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife is confirming the bear killed by its officers this week was the bear that attacked a young Grand Junction area girl on Mother's Day.

The girl required more than 70 stitches and is in fair condition. The bear dropped the girl after her mother screamed at it.  The girl had been camping, alone, inside a tent outside of her family's East Orchard Mesa home,.

The CPW says the bear was a two-year-old black bear weighing about 150 pounds. A necropsy revealed the bear was in good body condition and had no signs of disease. A rabies test came back negative. 

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