Hope -- the Ely-area bear born in front of a huge Internet audience in 2010 -- is missing. A biologist for the North American Bear Center is fearing the worst. He tells the Duluth News-Tribune that Hope may have been shot and killed by a hunter. Hope has been missing since Wednesday
Facebook comments lead researcher to believe Hope the bear was targeted
Biologist Lynn Rogers says the hunter posted messages on his Facebook page about how to make 'Hope' jerky and ways to cook bear meat in a crockpot.