Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Human remains found where elderly woman feared killed by crocodile in Queensland

Human remains found where elderly woman feared killed by crocodile in Queensland

Anne Cameron's clothes, walking stick and what appeared to be human remains were found near the creek bank on Thursday.

Although a crocodile had been captured in the area recently, it was released after examination and EHP Director of Wildlife Operations Michael Joyce said two boats had been conducting surveys in the area and another two were due to join the search today.

He said the remains were undergoing forensic testing in Cairns to identify whether they were human.

He added that as the items were "located near (a) creek bank, we can not rule out the possibility of a croc attack".

Anne Cameron, 79, was reported missing from an aged care facility near Port Douglas, north of Cairns, on Tuesday.

"We located a number of items including clothing which we believe are from the missing person", Acting Inspector Ed Lukin told media on Thursday afternoon.

The family of Anne Cameron took to Facebook to say they "firmly" believed she had passed away in "tragic circumstances". Of course as the days progress that option will diminish and as time goes by we will continue to reassess our searching options.

"I do believe she suffers from dementia, it has happened previously with her and she has sought the assistance of members of the public to be returned back to Ozcare", he said.

EARLIER: Fears are held that an elderly woman missing near Port Douglas may have been taken by a crocodile.

Crocodiles in the region are territorial and known to be extremely aggressive.

It comes just months after a massive 8.5ft saltwater crocodile was caught at Dickson Inlet near Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas in August. His mate was trapped for three hours and was rescued after throwing spanners and spark plugs at the croc.

The remains were found about one mile from the nursing home.

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