Police seek ID on man eaten by alligators in Florida canal

SOUTHWEST RANCHES (FLORIDA):Investigators are trying to identify a man whose body was found in a South Florida canal being eaten by alligators.

An alligator suns itself as it swims in the Everglades waters at Holiday Park near Weston, Florida in this December 17, 2013 file photo. After two fishermen found a decomposed body of a man who was eaten by alligators. on Monday on the edge of the Everglades in Southwest Ranches, South Florida, investigators are trying to ascertain his identity.

Two fishermen came upon the grisly scene Monday on the edge of the Everglades in Southwest Ranches. The Miami Herald (http-//hrld.us/1UgDgEI ) reports the Broward Medical Examiner’s office completed an autopsy on Tuesday, but results were inconclusive. And officials are still trying to get fingerprints.

Davie police investigators want to know how the man met his end.

As a homicide

Capt. Dale Engle says they’re treating the death as a homicide. The level of decomposition led investigators to believe the body had been in the water for some time.

After the body was discovered, officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission lured the gators away so police could investigate.

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