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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.

Mountain lion baring teeth
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.