Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Juneau are investigating the illegal take of a black bear found behind the Mendenhall Mall.
The report of a dead bear came into Troopers at about 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. Details of the case were included in a dispatch released late Friday afternoon.
Troopers say their investigation revealed the bear had been shot and left with nothing salvaged. It is believed that the bear was likely shot as a result of an on-going trash issue in the area. The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Juneau at (907)465-4000. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact the Alaska Wildlife Safeguard Hotline at 1-800-478-3377.