A missing seven-year-old Aboriginal girl is feared to have been killed after human remains were found in the stomach of a crocodile in Australia.
The girl had been swimming in a natural pool with friends on Friday in the remote Northern Territory, when she was dragged under the water and disappeared, reports the Australian.
Police looking for the girl made the grim discovery after shooting dead a crocodile the following day.
Crocodiles are a common threat in Northern Australia
"This is a heartbreaking outcome for the family and the community,” said Senior Sergeant Shaun Gill.
A man who was swimming with the girl was also attacked.
“Witnesses have told police that a crocodile attacked the male adult before pulling the girl under water,” said Gill.
Charmana Namarnyilk, 24, told the Northern Territory News family members and the tight-knit community were in extreme shock.
"We just lost our little girl," she said.
"We are having a church service. We came together and we're helping one another."
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