Human stays were discovered inside of a 12ft-long alligator which is thought to have attacked a person in Typhoon Ida floodwaters in Louisiana two weeks in the past.
The St Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Administrative center stated the parish coroner’s place of business was once operating with investigators to decide if the stays had been the ones of Timothy Satterlee, 71, who has been lacking for the reason that assault on 30 August.
Ida had led to popular flooding and knocked out electrical energy and contact products and services in portions of south Louisiana when it made landfall on 29 August.
Mr Satterlee was once attacked outdoor his house, which was once surrounded by way of floodwaters, within the New Orleans suburb of Slidell at the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain.
Government stated Mr Satterlee’s spouse heard a dash and walked outdoor their house to look the alligator attacking her husband. She controlled to tug her critically injured husband to the stairs in their belongings.
She used a small boat to succeed in upper floor to get assist. However, when she and deputies returned to the home, Mr Satterlee was once long past.
Sheriff’s deputies had been joined by way of federal and state flora and fauna brokers within the seek for the reptile.
A entice set by way of alligator hunters captured the 500lb animal on Monday morning.
St Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith stated on Fb: “It is a terrible tragedy and my honest condolences and sympathy is going to the Satterlee circle of relatives.
“I do know as of late’s findings does no longer carry their beloved one again, however with a bit of luck it will carry them some kind of closure.
“I’m very happy with the laborious, continuous paintings, of my deputies and the opposite companies who assisted, and I am hoping their endurance to find this alligator will assist the circle of relatives with dealing with their loss. We will be able to proceed to stay them in our prayers.”