Woman, baby killed by grizzly bear

A mother and her 10-month-old daughter were killed in a bear attack in a rural area of Canada, authorities say.

The Yukon Coroner's Service says the bodies of 37-year-old Valerie Theoret and her daughter Adele were found by the child's father on Monday.

Gjermund Roesholt told police that he was charged by a grizzly bear outside the family's cabin near Einarson Lake in Yukon.  He shot the bear and then found his family's bodies.

Roesholt was away from the cabin when the attack on his family occurred, authorities said in a news release.

Yukon's coroner is still investigating the incident, along with the Yukon division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Yukon's environment department.

Roesholt runs Wildtracks Adventure Service which offers guided trapping trips in the what his website describes as "one of the most remote parts of Yukon."