Authorities discovered the remains of 65-year-old Marion Williams after his friends had reported him missing after five days, authorities say. Humboldt County Deputy Coroner Roy Horton says he believes that Williams had died of a heart attack while sitting outside his trailer in a secluded area, the AP reports. When the bear found him, the man was already dead.
The black bear dragged the body to a nearby den. Police originally tried to bait and trap the bear but called off the search, claiming that the bear was just behaving naturally by eating the dead body.