LIPAN, Texas (AP) — A ultimate autopsy for a Texas gentleman whose entire body was discovered final thirty day period in the woods determined that he died from neck injuries because of to an animal attack, but wildlife gurus and sheriff’s officials disagree on regardless of whether that animal was a mountain lion.
The Tarrant County Healthcare Examiner’s Place of work dominated that 28-yr-aged Christopher Allen Whiteley’s lead to of death last thirty day period was from neck injuries because of to an animal assault, the Hood County sheriff’s office environment mentioned Tuesday. The way of demise was dominated an incident.
The sheriff’s office environment reported there is still a disagreement with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Division on regardless of whether Whiteley was killed by a mountain lion.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Section on Tuesday reported that none of the proof they’ve reviewed indicates an assault by a mountain lion or other wild animal. The section mentioned wildlife officers could not rule out that an animal killed Whiteley, but stated the evidence suggests it was not a wild animal, like a mountain lion or coyote.
Lt. Johnny Rose of the Hood County sheriff’s business explained they think Whiteley was killed by a mountain lion. He reported the autopsy does not specify what variety of animal killed Whitely.
The sheriff’s office environment, which suggests there were being no signals of foul enjoy in the dying, claimed it would be closing the scenario as an animal assault.
Whiteley’s system was observed in the woods in the vicinity of Lipan, located 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Fort Really worth.
Texas wildlife officials have reported that deadly mountain assaults on persons are incredibly scarce, as are any confirmed sightings of the animals in North Texas. Last month however, wildlife officials stated a deer hunter killed a mountain lion in Hunt County, located east of Dallas.