- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

ROXBURY, Conn. (AP) - Environmental officials in Connecticut are seeking the public’s help in identifying the persons responsible for in the death of a black bear in Roxbury.

The adult male dead bear was found on Roxbury Land Trust property Wednesday morning, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said Friday.

A necropsy was performed Thursday but officials Friday declined to release the results, citing the ongoing investigation.

In Connecticut, black bears are protected species and bear hunting is illegal. A bear can only be killed if it’s acting in a threatening manner or poses harm to a person, officials have said.

Anyone with information about the Roxbury incident is encouraged to contact the department at (860) 424-3333.

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