Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Dead bear found in Central Park    Oct 06, 2014 By LUKE FUNK,

An investigation continues into the discovery of a dead bear cub in Central Park on Monday.
After conducting a necropsy on the animal, officials with state Department of Environmental Conservation believe it was likely hit by a motor vehicle, according to the AP.
Two women walking their dogs found the dead 3-foot female cub at about 9:45 a.m. at 96th St. and West Drive, according to the AP. They notified a Central Park Conservancy worker.
The bear was not from the zoo in the park and they are not among the park's known wildlife.
A park official said the bear's body had trauma, so the NYPD's animal cruelty squad responded to investigate.
The area was being treated as a crime scene and police tape blocked the site. The bear was found in the brush off of a paved walking path near the Strawberry Fields section of the park.
Police dusted a bike for finger prints that was found parked near the bear carcass was found.
Curious visitors watched the investigation unfold and took photos of the scene.

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