The woman killed in a bear attack near Durango last week has been identified as Laney Malavolta. An autopsy for Malavolta, 39, from the La Plata County Coroner revealed that the cause of death is "perforating injury to neck."
- The coroner in La Plata County has identified the woman killed by a bear as Laney Malavolta. The autopsy revealed the bear bit her in the neck. Her boyfriend found her last week, and a mother-- another-- mother bear rather and two cubs were nearby. All three of those animals were euthanized, and the mother and one cub did actually have human remains in their stomach.