on Apr 29, 2014 11:58 AM • Views 2485
Media Contact: Geoff Cantrell

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 29, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and N.C. State University Police Department are investigating a dead black bear found on campus this morning.

Investigators said the carcass had been deliberately placed on a bench at University Plaza near Hillsborough Street — an area commonly known as “The Brickyard.”

The male bear appeared to have been in good health at the time of death. Investigators were not releasing a cause of death or estimated time of death, pending further examination by the Wildlife Commission.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Wildlife Commission hotline at 1-800-662-7137.