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Victim of Rare Mountain Lion Attack Identified

Sonja Brooks, a 32-year-old from Seattle, was killed while mountain biking near North Bend last Saturday.

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California Department of Fish and Game

Authorities identified the victim of Saturday’s fatal mountain lion attack near North Bend as 32-year-old Sonja Brooks of Seattle. Brooks and a friend tried to scare the mountain lion away, but it still pounced, injuring the friend and killing Brooks. Wildlife officers tracked and killed the cat later that day. 

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