Search teams find body of woman missing in suspected alligator attack

Search teams find body of woman missing in suspected alligator attack

A witness called the police and told them they saw an alligator attacking Matsuki and her dogs, and dragging Matsuki into the pond around 9:45 a.m. on Friday, WFLA reported.

A 12-foot alligator was removed from a lake at the Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park in Davie, Florida, after a woman went missing.

"After an initial necropsy, evidence was found that indicates that the victim of this incident was bitten by the alligator that was captured earlier today", a commission statement said.

Police believe the victim had been walking her dogs near the lake when the gator attacked Friday morning. She was walking her dogs near the water when she was pulled in.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the dogs, but not the woman.

Police divers haul a boat to the entrance of Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park on Friday in Davie, Fla.

Wildlife officials say they are conducting an investigation into Matsuki's death.

The park is near the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a major Miami-area tourist and entertainment attraction. Davie police said that one of them was injured by a gator.

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Engle said one of the dogs also was bitten by the alligator.

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Borrelli said her husband was out of town and trying to find a way to fly home after finding out what happened. Sharon Estupinan said a park ranger warned her to walk her dogs farther away from the water's edge after she saw a 10-foot (3-meter) gator in the pond three days ago.

Search teams have located the body of 46-year-old Shizuka Matsuki, the woman who was dragged by a gator into a Davie lake.

"I was afraid", she said.

In June 2016, a Nebraska toddler who was visiting a Disney resort in Orlando was grabbed and killed by a gator at one of the resorts lakes.

This developing story will be updated as more details become available.

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