HOCKING HILLS, Ohio - An investigation is underway into the mysterious death of a woman who was taking photos at Hocking Hills State Park. She was killed by part of a falling tree, but authorities say it appears it didn’t fall naturally. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) says photographer Victoria Schafer, 44, of Chillicothe was taking senior pictures of six high schoolers near Old Man's Cave in Hocking Hills when part of a tree fell on her, killing her. Authorities won’t say how the branch fell, or if it was already cut, but say it does not appear to be natural. “I would say we have information to support that the section of the tree that struck the victim did not fall by natural means,” said Captain Schaad Johnson of ODNR. Criminal investigation underway in death of woman at Hocking Hills State Park Investigation finds branch that struck & killed woman at Hocking Hills was 'dislodged' from cliff Officials: Falling tree that struck, killed woman at Hocking Hills State Park not 'natural' So odd. I grew up hiking in this park and the idea of someone doing something like this saddens me to no end.