Woman who swam in crocodile-infested creek feared dead

Woman feared to have been killed by crocodile after going missing from aged care home in Australia

Woman feared to have been killed by crocodile after going missing from aged care home in Australia

"Because of the proximity of these items and this unknown material located near this creek bank, we can not rule out the possibility of a croc attack", Acting Inspector Ed Lukin told reporters at a news conference.

Forensic testing is being carried out on the remains to determine if they are human.

Acting Insp Lukin said he did not wish to comment on how Ms Cameron's family were coping, but confirmed they had been notified of what had been found.

Officers found human remains, a walking stick with her name on it and a pile of her clothes at an inlet connected to a creek infested with large saltwater crocodiles.

A major search has been underway since yesterday with the clothing items located at the isolated creek today.

"We continue to search that area in the hopes we do find her alive".

Mrs Cameron was known to suffer from dementia, and her disappearance sparked a major search operation.

"We would like to sincerely thank the Police, SES, Fire Brigade and everyone in the Port Douglas community who helped us in the search for Anne", she posted to a Port Douglas Facebook page on Thursday afternoon.

Ozcare, the company that runs the aged care facility, declined to comment.

The body of 35-year-old Warren Hughes was found two days after the spearfisherman's dinghy and speargun were discovered off Palmer Point, near Innisfail in far north Queensland.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported the beach was closed in April when a four-metre croc was spotted swimming offshore, while there had been several attacks by the reptiles on dogs in the area this year.

Police have not ruled out finding Cameron alive and are still searching the area.

Surveillance will be conducted on water and on foot on Thursday night.

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