BODY OF FLORIDA WOMAN FOUND AFTER ALLIGATOR ATTACK
Authorities worked Friday to capture an alligator in a Florida pond after a witness’ report led police to believe the animal may have dragged a woman into the water. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—divers have recovered the body of a woman killed by an alligator in a Davie park, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
“Search teams located the body of Shizuka Matsuki at approximately 9:49 p.m., June 8, 2018 at the Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park lake in Davie,” said FWC spokesperson Robert Klepper in a statement Saturday morning.
“The FWC will be conducting a thorough investigation into this incident,” he said.
Matsuki, 47, of Plantation, disappeared while walking her two dogs near a lake in the park Friday morning. A passerby saw her with the dogs initially but a short while later only saw the dogs barking at the water’s edge and called police.
Although no one witnessed the attack, the proof — one of the woman’s arms — was found inside the 12-foot-6inch alligator. One of the dogs was bitten by the gator, Davie police said. Both dogs were taken to Broward County Animal and Care and Adoption.
The Matsuki family was notified Friday night that her body had been found.