The Latest: Body found in pond is woman, has no trauma

Orlando Pond
Posted at 8:05 AM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-10 08:05:00-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on body found in an alligator-infested pond in Florida (all times local):

10:20 a.m.

Authorities in central Florida now say a body found in an alligator-infested pond is a woman and there are no signs of trauma to her body.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office tweeted Thursday that the woman hasn't been identified and deputies don't know how she got into the fenced-off pond.

The woman's body was found this morning in the pond near Orlando. The sheriff's office says it has no report of a woman who's gone missing.

Deputies initially thought they were looking for a teenage boy since a witness had told 911 dispatchers he saw a teen flailing and screaming that they'd been bitten before going under water.


7:50 a.m.

Crews in central Florida have found a body in an alligator-infested pond where a witness says a teenager yelled "it bit me, it bit me," before disappearing under water.

Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson said in a Thursday morning email that the marine unit found the body.

Eric Wolfe told 911 dispatchers on Wednesday that he saw a teen flailing his arms in the water and screaming before going under about 20 yards (18 meters) from shore.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Orange County Fire Rescue and the Orange County Sheriff's Office took part in the search.

Williamson said no teens in the area had been reported missing.

No further details were immediately available.

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