A mystery animal has killed a teacher in a small town of North Carolina and is still out there.

At 5:47 a.m. on Friday, February 15th, a 911 call was made to report the attack on a 77-year-old North Carolina teacher. The victim was identified as Brenda Hamilton and was reported to have died from the injuries inflicted by a mystery animal.

It is still unknown what kind of animal attacked Hamilton.

Bears, alligators, and coyotes inhabit Beaufort County but have been ruled out due to DNA test that was facilitated by NC Wildlife Biologist. The results have “eliminated any wild animals indigenous to the area,” according to a statement issued by the Beaufort Country Sheriff’s Office.

Beaufort Country Sheriff Office Investigators and Biologists with N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission have teamed up to solve the mystery and identify the animal that did this.

“We continue to discover how devastating Mrs. Hamilton’s injuries are. Please keep praying for Mrs. Hamilton and her family as they make difficult decisions in the coming days,” said a Sunday Facebook post by the school she worked at, Pungo Christian Academy in Bellhaven.

This story will be updated as new information becomes available.