- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

MIAMI (AP) - A medical examiner says a South Florida zookeeper died from a neck injury after being attacked by a Malayan tiger.

Palm Beach County Medical Examiner Michael Bell told local media outlets Wednesday about 37-year-old Stacey Konwiser’s fatal neck injury but wouldn’t say whether the veteran Palm Beach Zoo worker was bitten or clawed. An autopsy report hasn’t been made public.

Officials say Konwiser was killed Friday when a 13-year-old male tiger attacked her in an enclosure known as the night house, where tigers sleep and are fed. The tiger was tranquilized and has since recovered. The zoo was closed over the weekend and reopened Monday.

Authorities from several local, state and federal agencies continue investigating what led to Friday’s deadly attack.


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