Canadian man shoots grizzly bear, then discovers it killed his wife, newborn baby

A mother and her 10-month-old baby were mauled to death by an aggressive grizzly bear outside a remote Yukon cabin in Canada.

The Yukon Coroner's Service confirmed that Valerie Theoret, 37, and her baby girl Adele Roesholt died near Einarson Lake, CBC News reported.

Ms Theoret's husband Gjermund Roesholt, who's also a trapper, said he was confronted by the bear a stone's throw away from their cabin and was "forced to shoot [it] dead".

He then returned to the cabin and discovered the bodies of his wife and baby daughter lying lifeless, apparently mauled by the same grizzly bear he'd shot earlier on.

"It appears they had been out for a walk when the incident occurred," Coroner Heather Jones said in a media release.

The Coroner says the family had lived in the cabin for the last three months, spending time trapping around the lake.

 

It was reported that the family had been planning for this trip for a long time, and Ms Theoret finally got an opportunity to do so while on her maternity leave.

An investigation is underway.

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