Care home woman, 79, eaten by crocodile
AUTHORITIES in Australia believe a woman has been eaten by a crocodile after human remains were found beside a remote creek in the country’s north-east.
Anne Cameron, 79, went missing on Tuesday from a care home near Port Douglas in the state of Queensland.
Police later found clothing, a walking stick bearing her name and human remains beside a crocodile-infested creek near Four Mile Beach, about a mile from the home. Wildlife officers began searching for crocodiles in the area and were setting traps last night to try to catch the creature that is believed to have killed Ms Cameron.
One 7ft crocodile has already been caught and was removed from the area.
Isabella Eggins, Ms Cameron’s granddaughter, confirmed on Facebook that her relative had died “in tragic circumstances”.
She wrote: “It is my deep regret to inform you that following an extensive search and the discovery of certain items as a result of that search, we have the firm belief that my nan, Anne Cameron, has passed away in tragic circumstances.”
Earlier she had asked for help in the search for her, but police told locals to stay away from the area because of fears “there had been a croc involved in this missing person”.
Ozcare, the company that runs the home, declined to comment.
A recent series of crocodile attacks has prompted calls for a cull, but the move so far has been rejected.