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Woman who died with 'bear guru' was duped

Self-styled bear expert Timothy Treadwell and innocent victim Amie Huguenard died in the jaws of an Alaskan bear.

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:30 PM ET
By Craig Medred | Anchorage Daily News — Feb. 18, 2005

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — For 16 months since Amie Huguenard and Timothy Treadwell died in the jaws of a bear at Kaflia Bay on the Katmai Coast, I have been waking up at night with thoughts of this 37-year-old Midwestern woman I never knew.

I can't get free of the words in an e-mail from an old boyfriend, sent months after Huguenard's death.

"Amie had a kind of naivete about her that added a real sweetness to her entire persona," Stephen Bunch wrote. "At times it was easy to convince ...

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