Mountain Lion Apparently Kills Jogger on Foothills Trail

<i> Associated Press</i>

A mountain lion apparently attacked and killed a woman who was jogging on a rugged foothills trail.

The body of Barbara Schoener, 40, was found Sunday morning in the Auburn Lake Trails subdivision near Cool, about 40 miles northeast of Sacramento.

The body had claw marks and deputies found animal hairs that will be analyzed, said Lt. James Roloff. There were signs that her body had been dragged down a hillside, he said.

Schoener, an avid jogger and marathon runner, went for a routine early morning run Saturday and failed to return home, deputies said.

Kevin Hansen of the Mountain Lion Foundation said mountain lions have attacked 64 people in the United States and Canada in the past 104 years. About a dozen of the attacks were fatal.