Mother and infant killed in reported grizzly bear attack in Yukon
Yukon RCMP are investigating a suspected grizzly attack that left Valerie Theoret and her 10-month-old daughter, Adele Roesholt, dead.
Gjermund Roesholt, Theoret’s and father of Adele, was out checking a trap near their remote cabin in the Einarson Laker area when he was charged by a grizzly bear. He said he shot and killed the bear then returned to the cabin, where he found the bodies.
Authorities said it appeared the mother and child had been out for a walk when the incident occurred.
Members of the Twitter community tweeted that Theoret was a teacher on maternity leave, describing her as ‘inspiring.’