By Matt Volz 

Grizzly captured, but link to hiker death unknown


BILLINGS — Yellowstone National Park officials captured a grizzly bear Friday near the site of a fatal attack, but they were not sure whether it is the bruin responsible for a Michigan hiker's death last week, a park spokesman said.

The 25-year-old, 420-pound male grizzly was to be collared and released back into the park after officials take hair samples, spokesman Al Nash said.

If the bear's DNA matches that of samples found at the site and additional evidence from the scene links the grizzly to 59-year-old John Wallace's death, the bear will be tracked down and killed, Nash said.


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