Bear Kills Utah Man in Wyoming

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In this July, 2013, photo, a mother brown bear nurses her yearling cub at Admiralty Island's Pack Creek near Windfall Harbor, Alaska.  The area around Pack Creek, a bear-viewing area on Admiralty Island, offers some amazing sights not too far from Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Juneau Empire, Mary Catharine Martin)
Officials say an unknown type of bear killed a Utah native at Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. (Associated Press)

A 31-year-old Utah man has died in a bear attack in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in central Wyoming.

Officials aren’t certain yet what type of bear killed Adam Thomas Stewart of Virgin, Utah.

Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee says Stewart was in a remote area checking on a research plot earlier this month.

He failed to return, prompting a search that began on Sept. 8. His body was found last Friday between his campsite and the research plot.

Lee declined to release details as to why authorities believe it was a bear attack.

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