After hurricane Ida ravaged Louisiana, one man was reported missing following an altercation with an alligator…
The seventy-one-year-old man named Timothy Satterlee Sr. had survived the hurricane and left his house, reportedly making his way through the floodwaters outside his property when the attack took place.
His wife, who is in her sixties, heard her husband from inside their home, and immediately went outside to find him being mauled by the giant creature.
The woman managed to free her husband from the jaws of the alligator and dragged him back to their house before calling 911.
But due to the flooding, police were unable to get to the scene immediately. And after seeing how badly injured he was, she decided to seek help herself, getting into a boat and making her way to higher ground until she found emergency responders.
Sadly, when she returned, her husband was no longer on the steps of their home where she had left him.
“When deputies got out there, they noticed a large amount of blood and learned from his spouse that the body was no longer present,” St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said as per TooFab.
STPSO confirmed last Tuesday that human remains had been found in the stomach of the twelve-foot alligator that had reportedly attacked him.
Together with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents, they managed to take down the creature suspected of eating Satterlee.
“Once the alligator was searched, it was discovered to have what appears to be human remains inside its stomach,” the department wrote in a Facebook update on Monday, which was later shared by Slidell Police Department
“Sheriff Smith vowed from the beginning of the investigation into Satterlee’s disappearance that the agency would use all of the resources and manpower available to bring some sort of closure to the family,” the sheriff’s office said.
“This is a horrible tragedy and my sincere condolences and sympathy go to the Satterlee family. I know today’s findings do not bring their loved one back, but hopefully, this can bring them some sort of closure.”
A St. Tammany Parish Coroner has since confirmed that the remains are that of Timothy Satterlee Sr., as per WAFB.
Our hearts go out to his family during this difficult time. Rest in peace.