An elderly woman in her 80s named Rose Wiegand went out for a stroll near the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club when an unfortunate mishap caused her to tumble into the Sarasota county pond.

According to witnesses, what happened next was a horrific incident in which two large alligatorsĀ emerged from the water and dragged Wiegand deeper into the water, killing her moments later. Initially, it was believed that the elderly woman might have suffered a medical episode moments before being overtaken by the twoĀ carnivores reptiles, but a report from the examiner, after the fact, revealed that her death was a direct result of the attack and nothing more.Ā 

When news of Weigand’s passing spread throughout the community, her fellow residents were stuck with sadness and disbelief.