Croc­o­dile sus­pected of killing Aus­tralia wo­man with de­men­tia

The Garden Island - - Morning Briefing -

BRIS­BANE, Aus­tralia — Au­thor­i­ties in north­ern Aus­tralia were search­ing on Fri­day for a croc­o­dile sus­pected of killing a de­men­tia pa­tient who wan­dered from a nurs­ing home, po­lice said.

Anne Cameron’s clothes, walk­ing stick and what ap­peared to be hu­man re­mains were found near a creek bank on Thurs­day two days af­ter the 79-year-old wo­man wan­dered from a nurs­ing home at Port Dou­glas in Queens­land state, Po­lice In­spec­tor Ed Lukin said.

Po­lice sus­pect she wan­dered into trop­i­cal for­est and be­came dis­ori­ented, trig­ger­ing an ex­ten­sive search.

The re­mains were found about a mile from the nurs­ing home. The re­mains were ex­pected to be con­firmed as hu­man by pathol­o­gists in Cairns on Fri­day, Lukin said.

State rangers set croc­o­dile traps on Thurs­day night. The wo­man’s grand­daugh­ter Is­abella Eg­gins posted on so­cial me­dia that the fam­ily “have the firm be­lief that my nan Anne Cameron has passed away in tragic cir­cum­stances.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.