Il medico legale identifica i resti all'interno di un alligatore da 500 libbre come l'uomo scomparso dopo l'uragano Ida

Un medico legale della Louisiana ha identificato i resti trovati all'interno di un alligatore di 504 libbre come Timothy Satterlee Sr., 71, who went missing last month as he walked in floodwaters following Hurricane Ida.

Satterlee was attacked by the alligator on August 30 outside his Slidell home, his wife previously told authorities. The woman saw the extent of his injuries and went to get help, but when she returned her husband was no longer there.
Il St.. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office announced last week the alligator had been captured in the same area Satterlee went missing.
      Dott. Charles Preston, the coroner for the parish, told CNN on Friday that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries tracked the animal down, euthanized it and found human remains inside.
        Then our office was notified and I actually went out there with our investigators,” Preston said, adding that after safety preparations, they began to recover the remains.
          DNA samples from the remains provided an 11-point match to DNA from Satterlee’s children. The coroner said he was able to rule on the identity based on the DNA match as well as thetotality of the circumstances.
          That the alligator was recovered from where he [Satterlee] was last seen, and that it was that close of a match, I felt comfortable for the family’s standard to say yes, this is Mr. Satterlee, sì, we are going to issue a death certificate, e sì, you can begin that process of trying to settle the estate,” Preston said.
            He added that he was thankful that local authorities continued a “implacabile” pursuit of the alligator. Louisiana law allows a coroner’s office to declare somebody presumed dead, but that person has to be missing for five years.
            You can imagine the burden that would put on his widow to try and manage the affairs,” Preston said.

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