For three weeks, crews from local and state agencies have been looking for Satterlee or the alligator that attacked him, and on Tuesday the agency found the 12-foot alligator they believe attacked the man.
The alligator was trapped and taken to a secure site to be searched, the sheriff’s department said. “Once the alligator was searched, it was discovered to have what appears to be human remains inside its stomach. Investigators will work with the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office to verify those remains belong to Timothy Satterlee,” the statement said.
“This is a horrible tragedy and my sincere condolences and sympathy goes to the Satterlee family,” Sheriff Smith said.