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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.

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