Wolves in Alaska are suspected of killing a teacher in an isolated village while she was out jogging.

An autopsy has revealed that Candice Berner, 32, died of injuries sustained in an animal attack, officials said.

Her body was dragged off a rural road, leaving a bloody track, into the nearby bush and was surrounded by wolf tracks.

Police said wolves in the area had been aggressive recently. If confirmed, it is believed to be the first fatal wolf attack in the US in 50 years.

The teacher was new to the huge but sparsely populated state. The teacher came from the sixth most populated state, Pennsylvania. And according to the teacher's colleagues, she "was determined to experience Alaska." Where ever we are, we humans of the post-rural world, we must never forget that nature still has its teeth.