"I don't th-think a black bear could've of t-taken her arm" Bill admitted, siding with Ben. Maybe a grizzly bear could, but those didn't live in Maine, and there would of definitely been sightings if that was the case. At the suggestion of it being an escaped zoo animal by Eddie, Stan looked to be in disbelief.
"That can't be what happened!" He exclaimed as he looked around at everyone, "You can't even be considering that." Eddie turned his head to look at Stan, a frown on his face. "What do you think it could of been then? Because it obviously wasn't a black bear" Eddie told him, waiting to see if Stan gave him a response. Would it be highly unusual for an escaped animal to go unreported? Definitely, but what other options were there? Whatever killed Susan, had torn her to bits. It had to be a sizable creature with enough strength to overpower an adult woman, nothing Maine could naturally supply.
However, before a debate could start between Eddie and Stan, Richie spoke up. He had a point, the police and townsfolk here did the bare minimum when someone went missing or turned up dead. It was just like Richie described, they searched for a little bit before calling it quits. No real progress was ever made, who knew how many unsolved case files were in the police station, just collecting dust.