- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

ORANGE, Texas (AP) - An 11-foot, 400-pound alligator game officials say was shot and killed without a permit has been identified as the beast that killed a late-night swimmer at a Southeast Texas marina.

Texas game officials say the alligator was shot in the head and killed Monday afternoon in Adams Bayou in Orange, near where Tommie Woodward’s maimed body was found early Friday. Justice of the Peace Rodney Price of Orange County Precinct 4 said remains found inside the carcass were identified as those of the 28-year-old Orange man.

An autopsy determined Woodward died by drowning but lost his left arm below the elbow in the attack.


TOP STORIES
Franklin Graham calls on nation to pray for Trump as impeachment effort gains speed
Michael Bloomberg says his live-in girlfriend would be 'de facto first lady' if he wins election
Nancy Pelosi's hostage video


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officers had been searching for the alligator since the fatal attack.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide