The park where the woman disappeared Friday is near the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a major Miami-area tourist and entertainment attraction.
On Wednesday, one of her neighbors snapped a picture of an alligator lounging on a front porch, the Herald reported.
Residents say the park is very popular. "It's sad to hear someone got hit by the gator", he said.
Matsuki, who is from Plantation, had been walking her two dogs when the awful tragedy happened. One of her dogs got bit by the gator, ' Davie Police Maj. An eye witness stated seeing the pet dogs with the owner and later the owner missing. Both dogs were taken to Broward County Animal and Care and Adoption.
Police are still searching for the woman's body and despite the arm being found it is still not known if the animal is responsible for the woman's death. The alligator was euthanized.
"The FWC believes that the victim is deceased and we will continue recovery efforts on the lake with local authorities", a FWC statement reads.
Search teams have located the body of a woman who vanished Friday morning in South Florida, according to officals.
And this has happened in a place which is famous for picnics and dog-walking. However, what they found inside the gator isn't a good sign for Shizuka. The husband also asked Borrelli to break the news to their son, who is in his 20s and lives in NY.
"I was afraid", she said. It was too risky to send divers into the lake.
Three trappers had been hired in the past 18 to 24 months to try to capture the gator, Davie's assistant parks director said. I'm out here all the time with my kids, my husband. You can see them. They're at least 8-, 9-foot alligators.
Dale Engle told the Sun Sentinel that the womans dogs wouldnt leave the pond.
Police fear it was a huge alligator that dragged a woman into a lake. "We never went back again".
"That gator was there in a heartbeat", she told the Sun Sentinel.
Aerial photos from the affiliate show a large alligator swimming in the water.