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Gator suspected of killing Louisiana man found with what's believed to be human remains in its stomach

The 12-foot alligator weighing 504 pounds was captured near where Timothy Satterlee Sr. went missing on Aug. 30, one day after Hurricane Ida made landfall.

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Officials in Louisiana have reportedly captured a 12-foot alligator weighing 504 pounds that is suspected of killing a man last month.

It was near the location where Timothy Satterlee Sr. went missing on Aug. 30, one day after Hurricane Ida made landfall.

On Monday morning, after three weeks of searching, officials captured the alligator that is suspected to be the one that attacked Satterlee.

St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputies with the Special Operation Division, along with U.S. and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents worked together to locate the creature.

The alligator was caught by one of the traps set up by officials and brought to a secure site to be searched.

Once the alligator was searched, police said they found what appeared to be human remains inside its stomach.

Investigators will work with the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office to verify that the remains belong to Satterlee.

"This is a horrible tragedy and my sincere condolences and sympathy goes to the Satterlee family. I know today's findings does not bring their loved one back, but, hopefully, this can bring them some sort of closure. I am very proud of the hard, non-stop work, of my deputies and the other agencies who assisted, and I hope their persistence in finding this alligator will help the family with coping with their loss. We will continue to keep them in our prayers," St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith said.