Body found partially eaten in Yellowstone National Park, grizzlies being sought

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WYOMING - A trail of evidence has left investigators at Yellowstone National Park wondering if a hiker was killed by a grizzly bear over the weekend.

A park ranger found a man's body in an off-trail area partially eaten and covered.  It's unclear of how everything happened, but Yellowstone superintendent Dan Wenk says, "we will not risk public safety."

Park officials are looking for two suspects on the loose, an adult bear and a baby cub.

Bear traps have been set around the perimeter, and if any DNA is traced back to the victim's body, the bears will be put down.

The victim, whose name hasn't been released, was a long-time seasonal employee for the company, Medcor, which runs urgent care clinics in the park.

For the hiker's family, the healing process won't likely be a walk in the park.

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