Alligator suspected in Fla. jogger's death

SUNRISE, Fla., May 11 (UPI) -- An alligator attack is suspected in the death of a South Florida woman, whose dismembered body was found floating in a canal.

The body of Yovy Suarez Jimenez, 28, was identified by her sister in Sunrise on Wednesday, and an autopsy was scheduled for Thursday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.


Jimenez reportedly set out for a jog about 7 p.m. Tuesday and didn't return. Wednesday, her family reported her missing.

"We have witnesses and we have physical evidence to support our theory that the young lady was dragged into the water and attacked," said Officer Jorge Pino, spokesman for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. "But, that's a theory. We may never know. The possibility also exists that she might have fallen in."

Unidentified witnesses told investigators a woman matching Jimenez's description was seen dangling her feet over the water's edge, but Pino said no one actually saw the attack.

"The Everglades is very, very dry, so that means a lot of gators that were in the marshes are now in canals," said Frank Mazzotti, a University of Florida wildlife scientist.


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