Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Warning Issued Days Before Woman Was Killed by Alligator in Florida

Warning Issued Days Before Woman Was Killed by Alligator in Florida

The 47-year-old's arm was reportedly found inside a gator that was pulled from the water where she disappeared earlier that morning.

INSIDE EDITION- The body of a Florida woman has been found after authorities captured a 12-foot alligator they believe likely attacked and killed her as she walked her dogs by a lake Friday. Later an initial necropsy by the officials indicated the presence of human remains in the system confirming the speculations. One of the dogs had a gash on its side.

It's unclear if Matsuki ever received or read that message, or if it had encouraged her to put her dogs in the vehicle and take them for a walk at a spot farther from home. Shortly afterward, the same man saw the dogs wandering alone.

The gator was trapped and removed from a lake in the Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park in Davie, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said.

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"It's not uncommon for her to go there", neighbor Peter Limia told the Sun Sentinel.

"We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Shizuka Matsuki", Klepper said Saturday.

The Sun-Sentinel identified Matsuki after speaking to relatives who had appeared at the park after her disappearance.

CNN affiliate WSVN reported that police said a witness saw the woman walking her dogs near SW 52nd Avenue in the nature park.

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Jeff Polhman, Davie's Assistant Director of Parks, said to the newspaper that trappers had been hired within the last 18-24 months in a bid to capture the alligator, but they had not had any success.

The likelihood of a Florida resident being seriously injured during an unprovoked alligator incident in the state is only 1 in 3.2 million, according to the wildlife commission.

In a well-publicized attack in June 2016, a 2-year-old boy died after an alligator pulled him into a lagoon near a Walt Disney World hotel.

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