Bear Eats Convicted Murderer in Canada

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Canadian conservation officers euthanized a black bear that ate the remains of a convicted murderer, British Columbia Environment Minister Terry Lake said.

Multiple news sources in Canada report that the bear's description matched that of one seen guarding a cache that contained the remains of Rory Wagner, 54.

Examinations of fur at the scene as well as teeth and claw marks confirmed the bear that was euthanized is the one that ate the remains of the missing man.

The animal was put down because bears remember food sources.

Officials suspect the bear pulled Wagner, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 1994, from his car after he passed away on a remote logging road.

Wagner and two others were charged with a killing a man they believed had sexually assaulted a family member. He served prison time and was released.

Wagner, who was living in Kamloops, B.C., was reported missing May 23. Police said his death was not suspicious. Hunters found the site last week.

Coroner Mark Coleman said it is not yet known how Wagner died. Coleman said an autopsy showed he was dead before the bear got him out of the car.

Wagner was on parole, and when he failed to show up at his residence May 22, a warrant was issued for his arrest. His body was found shortly after.


The man who died was convicted of murdering a sex offender who was acquitted of sexual assaulting his nieces.


REST IN PEACE MR. BEAR!!! As for you aka Convicted Murderer...I hope that you "enjoy" your endless time and all in HELL!!!


I feel bad for the bear. Too bad he had to die. He did us all a favor.


One less criminal (probably suicide). One less bear. It's a good day.


Yeah, wally the dullard. Bears remember their food sources and they are not saying that to decorate the write-up, what happens when they convict no murderer, they'd either feed the beer another human or it might just eat schmucks like you


Brilliant idea, just feed convicted murderers to bears It will solve their protein needs!


They should have THANKED the bear and given him additional treats instead! Maybe if we got convicted killers to be eaten by bears more often, we might have a strong deterrent for people not to kill!