DNR: Bear killed near Cadillac didn't attack girl - KMSP-TV

DNR: Bear killed near Cadillac didn't attack girl

Posted: Updated:
Abby Wetherell Abby Wetherell
  • DNR: Bear killed near Cadillac didn't attack girlMore>>

  • Mich. girl who survived bear attack meets her favorite Tiger

    Mich. girl who survived bear attack meets her favorite Tiger

    Friday, August 23 2013 8:15 AM EDT2013-08-23 12:15:27 GMT
    Abby Wetherell was all smiles in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse Thursday as she talked with reporters about surviving a bear attack in northern Michigan and meeting her favorite Tigers player.
    Abby Wetherell was all smiles in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse Thursday as she talked with reporters about surviving a bear attack in northern Michigan and meeting her favorite Tigers player.
  • Bear attacks 12-year-old girl in northern Michigan

    Bear attacks 12-year-old girl in northern Michigan

    Friday, August 16 2013 11:24 AM EDT2013-08-16 15:24:32 GMT
    A black bear attacked and injured a 12-year-old girl who was running along a privately owned trail in northern Michigan's Wexford County, an official with the state Department of Natural Resources said Friday.
    A black bear attacked and injured a 12-year-old girl who was running along a privately owned trail in northern Michigan's Wexford County, an official with the state Department of Natural Resources said Friday.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -

Officials say a bear that attacked a 12-year-old girl near Cadillac earlier this month is not the same one that was shot two days later a couple of miles away.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said Monday that DNA from the bear's carcass did not match fur and saliva samples taken from clothing that Abby Wetherell was wearing when she was attacked and mauled Aug. 15.

The tests showed that the bear that harmed Abby was a female, while the bear that was killed was a male.

Abby was jogging on a trail near her grandfather's cabin in a wooded area of Wexford County when the bear came after her. About 100 stitches were needed to close her wounds.

The DNR says the search for the bear continues.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Teens shot and killed on Detroit's west side identified

    Teens shot and killed on Detroit's west side identified

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:21:35 GMT
    Two families are grieving after the bodies of two teenagers -- a boy and a girl -- were found in the street Sunday morning on Detroit's west side. Both were shot and killed.
    Two families are grieving after the bodies of two teenagers -- a boy and a girl -- were found in the street Sunday morning on Detroit's west side. Both were shot and killed.
  • Two hospitalized after crashing stolen Corvette in police chase

    Two hospitalized after crashing stolen Corvette in police chase

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:50:55 GMT
    Two men are sent to the hospital after crashing their corvette in Hamtramck. In addition to their injuries, they may be facing serious charges including grand theft auto.
    Two men are sent to the hospital after crashing their corvette in Hamtramck. In addition to their injuries, they may be facing serious charges including grand theft auto.
  • Severe thunderstorms move into metro Detroit

    Severe thunderstorms move into metro Detroit

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:38:09 GMT
    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for St. Clair and Macomb counties until 7:21 p.m.
    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for St. Clair and Macomb counties until 7:21 p.m.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices