Bear that ate killer put down

Canadian conservation officers have put down a black bear they think ate the remains of a convicted murderer.

British Columbia environment minister Terry Lake said the bear’s description matched that of one seen guarding a food stash that contained human remains. He said it had been put down because bears remember food sources.

Officials suspect the bear pulled the body of Rory Wagner, 54, from his car after he died on a remote road. Wagner was jailed in 1994 for a killing a man he believed had sexually assaulted a family member. He had served his time and been released.