Global One (G1)— A scientist was eaten by a 17-foot crocodile at the laboratory research center she headed in Indonesia on Jan. 10.
The incident occurred at the CV Yosiki Laboratory on Indonesia’s North Sulawesi Island.
Investigators believe 44-year-old Deasy Tuwo either slipped into the crocodile enclosure while feeding the animals or was dragged in by the croc after it jumped the enclosure wall.
The next morning, her colleagues found her body in the enclosure.
The crocodile had reportedly been known to be troublesome after it had killed another croc.
Police do not know why the animal was kept on the lab premises and they have not yet been able to get in touch with the lab’s owner.
The local police chief said, “We also need to know if he is legally permitted to own crocodiles and other expensive aquatics in his company. If there is no permit, he will be detained.”