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Body found in Florida pond is woman with no trauma signs

Posted at 1:57 PM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-10 11:24:30-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A body found in an alligator-infested pond is a woman and there are no signs of trauma to her body, authorities in central Florida said Thursday.

Orange County Sheriff's deputies initially thought they were looking for a teenage boy since a witness told 911 dispatchers Wednesday evening that he saw a teen flailing and screaming about having been bitten before going under water.

After crews pulled the body from the retention pond early Thursday, they discovered it was a woman who remained unidentified, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet.

Deputies don't know how the woman got into the fenced-off retention pond, and they said they have no reports of a missing woman.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Orange County Fire Rescue and the Orange County Sheriff's Office took part in the search.

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