Search for killer cougar continues

(NBC) - Oregon wildlife officials set out to find a cougar that they believe attacked and killed a woman hiking near Mount Hood, but there was no sign of the cougar after Thursday's search.

55-year-old Diana Bober

Two federal wildlife officers entered the woods with mules and four hounds trained to pick up a cougar's scent around 6:30 a.m. They traveled about nine miles.

"It's very important that we started our search at the site where Diana was found," said Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife watershed manager Brian Wolfer. "The cougar wasn't there. Tomorrow we will expand our search into a new area."

Diana Bober, 55, was found dead Monday off the Hunchback Trail in Welches. She was reported missing on August 29th.