A 90-year-old woman’s death this week is the first alligator-related fatality in state history, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten said in a statement that investigators think Bonnie Walker slipped or fell into the pond and then the alligator attacked her. Department of Natural Resources officials said this is the first alligator-related death in state history, according to Channel 9's partners “This is an unfortunate tragedy. Unfortunately it was 'wrong place, wrong time.' The incident happened at night. Gators typically feed at night this time of year because it’s so hot in the day," Department of Natural Resources biologist Sam Chappelear said. Walker had multiple sharp and blunt force injuries consistent with an attack from an alligator, Wooten said. An alligator was removed from the pond near Brookdale Senior Living Center by Department of Natural Resources workers Friday morning. Walker's body was found Wednesday hours after she disappeared from her Charleston assisted living home. Brookdale issued a statement saying they extended their deepest sympathies to Walker's family and are helping the investigation into her death. Read more top trending stories on
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