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Greek Coroner: British Hiker Attacked, Devoured by Wolves

posted Oct 23, 2017, 3:30 PM by chloe owens

9/27/17, by Costas Kantouris, US News

Greek Coroner: British Hiker Attacked, Devoured by Wolves

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A missing British hiker whose dismembered, fleshless remains were found in the hills of northern Greece was probably attacked by wolves while walking alone on a remote path, torn apart and devoured, a Greek coroner said after an autopsy Wednesday. Coroner Nikos Kifnidis told The Associated Press that both the woman's thigh bones had been cracked open by bites and large sections of her body are still missing. He said a vet at Wednesday's autopsy in the nearby town of Komotini confirmed that no dog or jackal could have administered such bites… Kifnidis said there was a slight possibility that Hollingworth fell victim to a criminal attack by another human, but added "this is unlikely, as she herself phoned her brother and said she was being attacked by dogs." Tests on animal hairs found among the remains are expected to identify the carnivores, he added.