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Canberra woman feared dead after suspected crocodile attack in Port Douglas

Canberra woman feared dead after suspected crocodile attack in Port Douglas

Authorities in Australia believe a woman was killed by a crocodile after remains were found beside a remote creek in the country's north-east.

Anne Cameron, 79, disappeared from a Port Douglas nursing home on Tuesday, with police unable to rule out the possibility she had been attacked by a crocodile after wandering down to a nearby river.

Ms Cameron's devastated family conceded they were of the "firm belief" Anne had "passed away in tragic circumstances" as they waited for DNA testing to come back.

Anne Cameron, 79, was reported missing from an aged care facility near Port Douglas, north of Cairns, on Tuesday.

"Because of the proximity of these items and this unknown material located near this creek bank, we can not rule out the possibility of a croc attack", Acting Inspector Ed Lukin told reporters at a news conference.

The results of the forensic tests are likely to be ready on Friday.

Ozcare, the company that runs the aged care facility, declined to comment.

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Acting Inspector Lukin said this was not the first time Ms Cameron had become disorientated while out walking and SES volunteers would continue searching the area to keep "every available option" open.

A search and rescue team has found clothing, a walking stick, and "biological matter" suspected to be human remains near a crocodile-infested creek in Port Douglas, north of Cairns.

Her disappearance sparked a widespread search, as she suffered from dementia and had wandered away on a previous occasion.

"We still hold out hope that we will find this missing person alive".

She had only been at the facility for a few weeks.

NSW woman Cindy Waldron, 46, was dragged underwater during a late-night swim with a friend, who tried in vain to save her, at Thornton Beach in Queensland's Daintree National Park.


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