Grandmother feared taken by crocodile in Queensland

Henrietta Strickland
October 12, 2017

Anne Cameron, 79, went missing on Tuesday from an aged care facility near Port Douglas, a coastal town in the state of Queensland.

Australian police fear that a grandmother who wandered away from her care home for the elderly in far north Queensland has been taken by a crocodile.

Anne Cameron, 79, went missing from her Queensland aged care facility.

Clothing and possible human remains were found on Thursday beside a small creek which runs off the Mowbray River in an area inhabited by crocodiles.

"We've also located some biological matter which we believe to be human remains, but those items are now being tested in Cairns", he said.

While police remain hopeful, there are fears she has been taken by a crocodile.

"We continue to search the area in the hopes that we find her alive".

A major search has been underway since yesterday with the clothing items located at the isolated creek today.

State Emergency Service area controller Sean McGuinness said the search is proving to be hard.

The broadcaster also said the beach was closed in April when a four-metre croc was spotted swimming offshore, while there had been several attacks by the reptiles on dogs in the area this year.

"The teams are persevering, they understand what we need to try and achieve and basically try and assist police to get some information about the situation".

Surveillance will be conducted on water and on foot on Thursday night.

Ms Cameron is described as of Caucasian appearance, with a slim build and short grey hair.

"She didn't appear to be anxious about anything", she said.

'We as a family are very concerned about her and are actively searching with the search parties, ' he wrote.

"She's only been here eight or nine days".

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