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Sheriff: Alligator attack suspected in Florida woman's death

An alligator apparently attacked a woman whose body was found in a retention pond near Tampa, sheriff’s officials said.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies found the woman’s body in a pond Sunday night, a news release said.

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Sheriff’s officials said the woman suffered injuries “consistent with an alligator attack,” but the medical examiner’s office would determine the official cause of death.

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Deputies called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and trappers to the scene to try to catch the gator, the release said.

“What a tragic ending to the 4th of July holiday for this woman’s family and friends,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said.

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