Timothy Satterlee Wiki – Timothy Satterlee Biography
Timothy Satterlee has been missing since he was attacked by an alligator on Aug. 30 in floodwaters outside of his home in the New Orleans suburb of Slidell.
A 12-foot, 500-pound alligator captured and killed by Louisiana officials this week after being suspected of fatally attacking Satterlee in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida was found to have human remains inside its stomach.
He was 71 years old.
According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies captured a 12-foot alligator, weighing just over 500 pounds in the Avery Estates area, near where Timothy Satterlee, Sr., was attacked and was reported missing by his wife on Mon., Aug. 30.
Deputies and other partners searched the area for two weeks, looking for Satterlee or the alligator that attacked him.
After witnessing the attack, his wife was able to pull him onto the steps of their home, still alive, but when she returned from getting help in a small boat, he had disappeared.
Authorities have been searching for Satterlee for two weeks, and the alligator was caught and killed by deputies and wildlife officials on Monday near the area where Satterlee went missing.
On Sept. 13., Sheriff Randy Smith says agents found an alligator in a waterway near where the incident occurred. The gator was caught in traps set by LDWF agents. Human remains were found in the gator’s stomach.
The coroner will determine if the remains belong to Satterlee.
“This is a horrible tragedy, and my sincere condolences and sympathy go to the Satterlee family. Today’s findings do not bring their loved ones back, but hopefully, they can get closure.
I am very proud of the complex, non-stop work of my deputies and the other agencies who assisted, and I hope their persistence in finding this alligator will help the family cope with their loss. We will continue to keep them in our prayers,” Sheriff Smith said.