Woman dead after Yellowstone bear encounter

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A woman was found dead on a trail in Montana near Yellowstone National Park after an “apparent bear encounter” on Sunday, according to state wildlife officials.

The woman’s body was discovered on the Buttermilk Trail west of West Yellowstone — a small town in the Custer Gallatin National Forest just west of the national park, The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks said in a statement.

Officials said that grizzly bear tracks were found at the scene and the investigation into the reported attack is ongoing.

The department said the woman’s death appeared to have followed an interaction with the bear, though it did not confirm her cause of death.

Rangers issued an emergency closure of the popular hiking area where the victim was found.

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