DURANGO, Colo. - Authorities have released the name of a woman who was killed in a rare bear attack in southwestern Colorado.
The La Plata County coroner identified the victim Tuesday as 39-year-old Laney Malavolta, of Durango.
Her family and boyfriend released a statement saying, “Laney’s soul will live forever in her favorite place, doing her favorite thing.”
The Durango Herald reports the woman was found dead north of the city after apparently going for a walk with her dogs Friday night.
The most recent fatal bear attack in Colorado was in August 2009 near Ouray, also in the southwestern part of the state.