If so, serves her right North Carolina 'Bear Lady' who hand-fed animals possibly killed by bear Tyrrell County deputies found Kay Grayson’s body in the woods near her home Monday and believe she could have been killed by a bear. The 67-year-old, dubbed the ‘Bear Lady,’ was known for feeding bears by hand and protesting against local hunters. Officials are waiting on a medical examiner's report before ruling an official cause of death. BY Meg Wagner NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:21 AM Tyrrell County "Bear Lady" may have been killed by bear WITN - Washington, NC North Carolina’s “Bear Lady” may have been killed by the animals she loved. Officers found Kay Grayson’s body Monday about 600 feet away from her rural Tyrrell County home. The 67-year-old was a wildlife enthusiast who fed bears by hand and protested against hunting. Her friends lovingly dubbed her “Bear Lady,” WITN reported. Tyrrell County Sheriff deputies said they are not sure if a bear killed Grayson, who may have been dead for more than two weeks before the Monday discovery. However, officials believe bears dragged Grayson’s body into the woods, Sheriff Darryl Liverman said. Deputies are waiting on a medical examiner's report before ruling an official cause of death. Grayson lived alone in her mobile home in the middle of the woods. She frequently fed the bears — up to 10 at one time — and knew them by name: Roscoe, Petey and Miss Hillary, among others. Officials believe bears dragged Grayson’s body into the woods, but it’s unclear if the animals killed her. She often called the sheriff's office or the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to complain about hunters near her home. “She was very fond of the black bears and preserving them,” Liverman said.