Crocodile ‘highly likely’ to have killed elderly woman
Clothing and walking stick belonging to Cameron found along with human remains
Acrocodile is “highly likely” to have killed an elderly woman who wandered away from her aged-care home on Australia’s northeast coast, police said yesterday.
Clothing and a walking stick belonging to 79-yearold Anne Cameron were found along with human remains by a creek near the tourist town of Port Douglas on Thursday.
Cameron, who was last seen on Tuesday and suffered from dementia, had wandered from her care facility in the past but police said they are not yet sure how she came to be in the remote bushland.
“We strongly suspect now that there has been involvement of a crocodile attack given the location of those items and the human remains located close to a watercourse,” Queensland Police Acting Inspector Ed Lukin told reporters yesterday.
“There are no other persons missing in the Port Douglas area, so it is highly-likely to be those of the missing person,” he added, referring to remains found at the site.