Body found in Florida pond is woman with no trauma signs

A body found in an alligator-infested pond is a woman and there are no signs of trauma to her body, authorities in central Florida said Thursday. (WKMG via CNN Newsource)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A body found in an alligator-infested pond is a woman and there are no signs of trauma to her body, authorities in central Florida said Thursday.

Orange County Sheriff's deputies initially thought they were looking for a teenage boy since a witness told 911 dispatchers Wednesday evening that he saw a teen flailing and screaming about having been bitten before going under water.

After crews pulled the body from the retention pond early Thursday, they discovered it was a woman who remained unidentified, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet.

Deputies don't know how the woman got into the fenced-off retention pond, and they said they have no reports of a missing woman.

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

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - 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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