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Human remains found inside shark

Published 08/09/2010 | 05:46

Human remains have been found in the stomach of a tiger shark
Human remains have been found in the stomach of a tiger shark

Bahamian police are trying to identify human remains found in the stomach of a tiger shark caught off the Exuma islands.

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Forensic investigators were conducting DNA tests on the two legs, two arms and severed torso found inside the 12-foot shark, said Assistant Police Commissioner Glenn Miller.

He said the remains appeared to be a couple of days old, but that it was not clear whether the person was dead or alive when consumed by the shark.

The tiger shark can migrate long distances and has been known to attack people.

Mr Miller said at least two people were reported missing recently on the archipelago. He also did not rule out the possibility that the remains are those of an impoverished migrant whose boat might have capsized during a risky sea journey to Florida.

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