Bear suspected of killing US hiker
A black bear is believed to have attacked and killed a hiker in a US nature preserve.
Five friends from Edison, New Jersey, were hiking in the Apshawa Preserve when they encountered the bear, West Milford police said.
A spokesman said the group became frightened and ran in different directions. They noticed one member was missing when they regrouped.
A search team located the body of 22-year-old Darsh Patel. Police said evidence indicated he had been attacked by a bear.
A bear at the scene was put down.
State wildlife officials are assisting with the investigation.
The Apshawa Preserve is a 576-acre natural area used for hiking and bird watching, located about 45 miles north-west of New York City.