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Autopsy confirms grizzly killed Yellowstone hiker

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park officials said a preliminary autopsy confirmed that 63-year-old Lance Crosby was killed by a bear while hiking.

Spokesperson Amy Bartlett said the results show that Crosby was alive at the time of the attack and that a health issue did not cause his death. Crosby, of Billings, Mont., was a long-term seasonal employee of Medcor, which operates three urgent care clinics in the park.

Bartlett said park officials have captured an adult female grizzly and two cubs near the site of the attack.

If the adult female grizzly is proven to be the attacker through DNA test results this week, she will be euthanized.

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