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A 12-foot, 500-pound alligator was captured and killed by Louisiana officials this week after Hurricane Ida, a 71-year-old man suspected of fatally attacking, human remains were found inside his abdomen.

Timothy Satterly has been missing after being attacked by an alligator in flood waters outside his home in the New Orleans suburb of Slidell on August 30.

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After witnessing the attack, his wife was able to drag him up the stairs of their house alive, but when she returned with help in a small boat, he had disappeared.

Officials have been searching for Setterly for two weeks and the crocodile was caught and killed on Monday near the area where Setterli had gone missing.

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Granthshala 8 in New Orleans reported that the coroner has yet to determine whether the remains belonged to Saturnelli.

“This is a terrible tragedy and my sincere condolences and sympathies are with the Satterley family,” St Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith said on Monday. Granthshala 8. “I know today’s findings don’t bring their loved one back, but hopefully it can put them off in some way. I’m very proud of the hard, non-stop work of my deputies and the other agencies I support , and I hope his perseverance in finding this crocodile will help the family deal with their loss. We will continue to keep them in our prayers.”

Ida had caused widespread flooding and knocked out power and phone service in parts of south Louisiana when it hit the coast on August 29.