YUKON, CA. (THECOUNT) — Canada is grieving for a husband after his wife, Valerie Theoret, and infant daughter, Adele Roesholt, were both killed in a bear attack in the Yukon on Monday.
A grizzly is being blamed in the attack, which left 37-year-old Theoret and 10-month-old Roesholt mauled to death.
The husband is said to have been out checking a trapline when he was charged by a grizzly bear 300 yards from a cabin he shared with his wife, Theoret, and infant daughter.
He says he shot the bear dead, but when he returned to his cabin, he found Theoret and their child’s bodies outside.
The Yukon Coroner’s Service says in a release that it received notice of the deaths in the Einarson Lake area near the Northwest Territories border.
According to the service, the RCMP received a call at around 3:45 p.m. Monday from a trapper who came upon the grisly scene.
Yukon RCMP via Twitter:
“@YukonRCMP Yukon RCMP and Yukon Coroner’s Service are investigating the death of two individuals following a suspected bear attack on November 26, northeast of Mayo, near the NWT border. Environment Yukon is assisting with the investigation. More information will be released soon. source
Mayo is a village in Yukon, Canada, along the Silver Trail and the Stewart River. The population at the 2016 census was 200, a decrease of 11.5% from the 2011 census. It is also the home of the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, whose primary language is Northern Tutchone, according to Wikipedia.