Remains of missing TX woman found inside alligator’s jaws: Officials

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HOUSTON, Texas (WJW) – A missing Texas woman’s remains were found in the jaws of an alligator near Houston on Tuesday.

According to a press release from the Houston Police Department, the woman’s remains were found while conducting a search at the Horsepen Bayou, just west of El Dorado Boulevard, around 8:40 a.m.

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According to the release, a police officer shot and killed the alligator to “prevent it from doing more damage to the remains.”

The Houston police dive team also responded to the scene, where the remains of the woman and alligator were recovered.

According to the release, Houston police are still waiting on the woman’s autopsy results. She is believed to have been in her 60s. Her identity and cause of death are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

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According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, American alligators normally avoid humans, “but as human populations in Texas continue to expand, there have been an increased number of encounters between people and alligators.”

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