Bears feed on body of man found dead at Alaska mine
Alaskan officials say it isn't clear how Anthony David Montoya, 18, died before bears found him
Alaskan officials say three bears fed on the body of a contract employee who was killed this week at a work site in the state.
Anthony David Montoya, 18, from Hollis, Okla., was found dead at a mine site in southeast Alaska. Before his death, Montoya had left a group to go to a nearby water pump site, according to Megan Peters, a spokeswoman with the an Alaska State Troopers.
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When he didn't return, others went looking for him. They'd reported Montoya and the bears were about 30 metres from the workers and the site was noisy, all three bears were killed soon after, Peters said.
But Ken Marsh, a spokesman with Alaska's Department of Fish and Game, said it's unclear how Montoya died.
On Wednesday, authorities said no one witnessed what happened to the 18-year-old. An autopsy report from the medical examiner's office isn't finished yet.