Anne Cameron

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Anne Cameron was reported lacking on Tuesday

Police trying to find a lacking girl in Australia say she is prone to have been killed by a crocodile.

Anne Cameron, 79, was reported lacking from a nursing residence close to the Queensland city of Port Douglas on Tuesday.

Garments and a strolling stick bearing the identify of Ms Cameron, who suffers from dementia, had been discovered subsequent to a creek.

On Friday, police mentioned stays discovered close by had been confirmed as human and so they had been “extremely doubtless” to belong to Ms Cameron.

“We strongly suspect now that there was involvement of a crocodile assault,” Appearing Inspector Ed Lukin mentioned.

“There might be forensic exams carried out on these stays, however I’ll stress that there are not any different lacking individuals within the Port Douglas space.”

Police suspect that Ms Cameron was attacked after strolling into bushland about 2km (1.2 miles) from the nursing residence.

She had moved to the nursing residence lately to be nearer to relations, native media mentioned.

Wildlife officers will set crocodile traps within the space the place the stays had been discovered.

Crocodile assaults have claimed 9 lives in Queensland since 1985, together with a spear fisherman in March.