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Mystery in the North Carolina Woods: Who Killed the Bear Lady?

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Kay Grayson, a.k.a. “The Bear Lady,” lived among the black bears of the North Carolina woods for nearly 30 years. She gave them names, fed them by hand, and defended them against poachers. But after Grayson went missing in 2015—and investigators found her picked-clean bones—the mystery of “Who Killed the Bear Lady?” unfolded. Read Brandon Sneed’s feature from Outside magazine here.