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Texas authorities find woman’s remains in alligator’s jaws

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Houston authorities, searching for a missing woman, stumbled upon a body in the vicinity.

The remains have yet to be identified. To prevent further harm to the body, officials shot and killed the alligator they believed responsible.

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Following the alligator’s demise, a diver entered the water to retrieve the remains.

While awaiting autopsy results and identification, Houston police suspect the victim to be a woman in her 60s.

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Their investigation will ascertain whether the alligator caused her demise or if it encountered her remains postmortem.

A comparable incident occurred eight months prior in Largo, Florida, where officials euthanized a 13-foot alligator discovered carrying a torso.

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The remains were later confirmed to be those of 41-year-old Sabrina Peckham.

Months earlier in Fort Pierce, Florida, a 10-foot alligator fatally attacked an 85-year-old woman walking her dog.

Though alligator encounters are common in Florida, such incidents are rare in Texas, where Tuesday’s events unfolded.

The last recorded alligator-related fatality in Texas occurred in 2015, when a 28-year-old man was killed while swimming in Orange.

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