On patrol in the reserve, the biologist discovered a terrifying scene in the crocodile’s mouth, immediately opened an investigation.


Law enforcement officials immediately launched an investigation after a human arm was discovered in the mouth of a wild alligator.

According to Newsweek, on the morning of March 9, biologists from the Freshwater Fish Conservation Commission visited the John C. and Mariana Jones Wildlife and Environment Conservation Area in Hungryland, Florida. (USA) during a routine patrol, they saw a large crocodile.

It is not unusual to see crocodiles in this area, but what shocked them was that there was a human arm lying in the animal’s teeth. Martin County Sheriff William Snyder told Newsweek: “The biologist noticed a medium-sized rat with a human arm in the mouth of the ferocious crocodile.”

John C. and Mariana Jones is a protected nature reserve of more than 16,600 acres located in Martin and Palm Beach counties. It’s a popular destination for camping, fishing and hiking and is located just over 10km west of Jupiter, a small seaside resort.

Mr. William Snyder said: “The biologist called Law enforcement and they spent the whole day looking for the alligator. At nightfall, they found the remains of a human arm.”

Investigators from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office were called to the reserve on Thursday, March 10. Detectives went on a search and they discovered what appeared to be part of a human leg lying on the bank of the canal.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC for short), there are about 1.3 million alligators in the state.

“We have found another part of the victim’s body and are waiting for a medical examination.” Mr. William added.




According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC for short), there are about 1.3 million alligators in the state. Data shows that between 1948 and 2021, 442 unprovoked bites occurred in the state, with 26 of them resulting in human deaths.

Authorities are now treating the incident as a homicide. Mr. William said: “It’s very likely a homicide, and we’re treating it as murder. Now we know a little bit about the victim. He neither camped nor fished. So we did. I’m leaning towards the theory that the victim was murdered by someone and dumped in this area.”

The reserve has been closed since March 10 for investigation. Sniffer dogs have also joined the search for clues on the ground, while diving teams have searched underwater.

The task of the police now is to find the entire body of the victim to determine the cause of death.

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