Sightings of bigfoot, lake monsters around the world, and the chupacabras are just some of the many cryptozoological stories on the rise! Although many of these stories are controversial - some have evidence that defies belief.
This falls into the category: Why wasn't the body sent to the university or museum for study.
I really hate it when people throw out a cryptid's corpse, it always makes the story fakey and possibly a hoax. You can't prove existence of a cryptid to the world at large and scientific community without the body generally or atleast pieces of it.