NC investigators find Obama signs on dead bear

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) -- Police are following leads in the case of a dead bear cub found draped with Barack Obama posters at the entrance to Western Carolina University.

University spokesman Bill Studenc said Tuesday that campus police also notified the U.S. Secret Service as a precaution. The 75-pound bear cub was found early Monday.

Studenc said investigators found writing on duct tape attached to the posters. The messages asked only that the signs not be stolen, leading police to believe they had been stolen.

University police chief Tom Johnson said it appeared that the bear had been shot in the head.

The bear hunting season is open in western North Carolina.

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