Crocodile caught in trap as investigations into suspected fatal attack continue

Police have revealed that examinations are underway after a crocodile was caught in a trap set up by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection as part of their investigation into the suspected death of a woman at Thornton Beach.

“Earlier this morning, police were advised that an estuarine crocodile estimated between 2.5 and 2.7 metres was located in one of the traps set by EHP officers,” a statement by Qld Police reads.

The crocodile will be examined by a crocodile specialist in Cairns, although it is not believed to have been the one responsible for the attack on 46-year-old woman Cindy Waldron.


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Ms Waldron has not been seen since she was dragged under water in Queensland’s Daintree National Park on Sunday.