Advertisement

‘No indication’ of a black bear in area after scavenged human remains found in Campbell County

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said Thursday that they have not found or seen any signs of a black bear in an area of Campbell County after reports that one was scavenging human remains.
Source: (TWRA)
Source: (TWRA)(WVLT)
Published: Sep. 30, 2020 at 3:16 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2020 at 7:51 PM EDT
Email this link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

JELLICO, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said Thursday that they have not found or seen any signs of a black bear in an area of Campbell County after reports that one was scavenging human remains.

According to a spokesperson with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the home near 4667 Highway 25 in Jellico for a welfare check.

“Following reports that a black bear was scavenging a human body behind a Campbell Co. residence, TWRA wildlife officers searched the area and have not located any signs of the presence of a black bear,” according to a a release from TWRA.

TWRA believes the person was already dead and that “it’s likely that multiple animals” scavenged the remains. Officials will look for evidence of a black bear on the victim’s remains from autopsy results. A trap has been set; however, as of Thursday, there has been no bear caught or seen in the area.

This incident is under joint investigation by TWRA, The Campbell Co. Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Copyright 2020 WVLT. All rights reserved.

Latest News

Latest News