Crocodile Found To Contain Human Remains In Search For Missing Woman Cindy Waldron

Police have been hunting for her since last Sunday.

04/06/2016 22:33

Human remains have been found inside a crocodile by investigators searching for a missing woman.

Authorities in Queensland, Australia, have been searching for Cindy Waldron since last Sunday night.

The 46-year-old went for a swim in shallow water at Thornton Beach when she was dragged under the water, Sky News reported.

The pair had been in the water "for no more than a minute" when the attack took place, police said.

Her friend, Leeanne Mitchell, said that they had “felt a nudge” before Waldron was dragged under the water.

She said she tried to pull her back but to no avail.

According to the Daily Mail, the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection said that the 4.3m (14ft) reptile was caught based on its size and location.

It was caught and put down humanely, before an autopsy was carried out.

It was then found to contain human remains.

Waldron sister, Anna-Lee Annett, said that although her family was "heartbroken", they did not want to see a cull of crocodiles in the area.

She added: "It's pretty overwhelming to know that so many people care and have given up their time to help with the search. She's worth it."

Sky News said that there are a signs around the area warning of crocodiles but police believe the women may have not seen them.

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