Croc­o­dile ‘highly likely’ to have killed el­derly woman

Cloth­ing and walk­ing stick be­long­ing to Cameron found along with hu­man re­mains

Gulf News - - AUSTRALIA -

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.

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