Officials ID Homeless Man Eaten by Gators in Florida Canal

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man whose body was being eaten by alligators in a South Florida canal when fishermen found him on Memorial Day.

The Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as 63-year-old Jean Jeunne.

Davie Police Capt. Dale Engle tells the SunSentinel (http://bit.ly/29BhqMI ) that officials believe the man was homeless. He says they’ve “exhausted all avenues” in trying to find his relatives.

Engle says it’s still unclear what caused the man’s death.

After the fishermen spotted his body, officers armed with AR-15 rifles protected police divers who removed the remains from alligators lurking in the canal on the edge of the Everglades.

Engle says the man was naked.

Anyone with information about his death is asked to call police.

 

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