This is why you don't hide in the swamp. Something will find you.

Matthew Riggins, a 22-year-old Florida man, was killed by an alligator in Barefoot Bay lake while hiding from police.

According to WWL:

Riggins had told his girlfriend he would be in Barefoot Bay to commit burglaries with another suspect who is now in custody but not cooperating with officials.

Police had reports of loud yelling but could not determine the source. Ten days later they found Riggins' body by the lake. Police sent out their dive team only to find an 11-foot gator. This is what they said:

"When the body was found, it had injuries that were consistent with an alligator attack. We had trappers euthanize the gator and when we opened it up, there were some remains inside that were consistent with injuries found on the body."

They later determined that his death was caused by gator bites and drowning.


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