A search was called off for a missing person this week after her remains were found in an alligator.

Police Investigating the Death of 60-Year-Old Woman

Not a lot of details have been released from the Houston Police Department on this case, but here is what we know so far. Police were looking for a woman in her 60's this past Tuesday near Horsepen Bayou. Officers were combing the area looking for her whereabouts, when an officer stumbled upon an alligator eating human remains.

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Officer Fatally Shoots Alligator

To prevent anymore damage to what was left of the remains, the officer fatally shot the alligator. An autopsy will be done on the remains to make sure this was the missing woman the police were looking for. At this time, they're unable to determine if the alligator is what killed her or if something happened prior to the attack. You can read more on the case here.

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Where are Alligators Most Prevalent in Texas?

The American alligator is common in swamps, rivers, bayous, and marshes of the southern U.S., including the eastern third of Texas. While typically found in fresh-water, they can tolerate brackish water as well.

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Highest Concentration of Alligators in Texas

  • Nacogdoches
  • Port Arthur
  • Houston
  • Lake Jackson
  • Victoria
  • Corpus Christi
  • Brownsville

Alligators have also been spotted in Dallas, Waco, Austin, San Antonio, and Laredo. Alligators found in other parts of the state typically means someone brought one to that area and released it into the wild on their own.

Can You Pronounce ALL These Texas Towns Correctly?

Texas is home to 970 cities, 228 towns, and 23 villages if you can believe it. Some of them are harder to pronounce than others and even some Texans that have lived here their whole lives may be doing some of these wrong. So let's make sure you don't look like an idiot on your next road trip through our great state.

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Here are all the movies being shown this summer at Cinemark for just $1.75 per child.

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