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Grizzly bear entered Claudia Huber’s house before fatal attack

10/20/2014 12:18 EDT | Updated 12/20/2014 05:59 EST
The grizzly bear that killed Claudia Huber on the weekend came into her house through a window, then pursued Huber and her husband when they ran outside, says ​Yukon’s coroner.

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In a news release, Kirsten Macdonald says a male bear came onto the rural property around 11 a.m. Saturday, alerting the family dog.

Huber’s husband, Matthias Liniger, went outside to calm the dog, saw the bear approaching and went back inside to get his rifle.

The bear then went inside through a window.

“Huber and her spouse ran outside the home, at which time the bear pursued them,” the release says. “Huber suffered serious injuries, the full extent of which will be revealed through an autopsy.”

Liniger shot and killed the bear and drove Huber to the health centre in Teslin, about 50 kilometres away.

Huber, 42, was pronounced dead just after noon.

An autopsy will be performed this week.

A necropsy on the bear has already been completed.

The Yukon Coroner's Service, Yukon Department of Environment, Teslin and Whitehorse RCMP, Yukon Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Units are all investigating.

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