A 504-pound alligator was captured within the space the place a St. Tammany Parish man was final seen after he walked in floodwaters following Hurricane Ida, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Workplace in Louisiana mentioned.
The person, recognized as Timothy Satterlee Sr., was final seen on August 30, CNN beforehand reported. His spouse informed authorities that she heard a commotion and noticed a big alligator attacking her husband.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith “vowed” that his company “would use all the sources and manpower out there to convey some kind of closure to the household,” a press release from the parish reads.
For 3 weeks, crews from native and state companies have been in search of Satterlee or the alligator that attacked him, and on Tuesday the company discovered the 12-foot alligator they imagine attacked the person.
The alligator was trapped and brought to a safe web site to be searched, the sheriff’s division mentioned. “As soon as the alligator was searched, it was found to have what seems to be human stays inside its abdomen. Investigators will work with the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Workplace to confirm these stays belong to Timothy Satterlee,” the assertion mentioned.
“This can be a horrible tragedy and my honest condolences and sympathy goes to the Satterlee household,” Sheriff Smith mentioned.