Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A New York woman in her 20s -- a wildlife researcher -- was discovered dead in Thailand, apparently trampled to death by Asian elephants.
Lily Glidden's body was found Jan. 18, five days after she went missing while on a walk in Thailand's Kaeng Krachen National Park.
The injuries to her body appeared to be consistent with elephant trampling.
Glidden, of Freeville, N.Y., was a recent graduate of Tufts University and had since worked as an outdoors researcher in a series of jobs that also included snaking handling in Hong Kong and counting game animals on the Serengeti plain."We believe that what happened to Lily was a result of unknowable and unusual circumstances which she must have been unable to foresee or prevent," her family said in a statement.
[NBC News] [New York Daily News]"Lily was very aware of the dangers of working with wildlife, and not a person to court foolish risks, particularly where animals were involved," the family statement said.