Pinellas County officials identify woman killed by alligator

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Published: Sep. 25, 2023 at 12:32 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2023 at 3:14 PM EDT
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LARGO, Fla. (WWSB) - Officials in Pinellas County have identified the woman whose remains were found in a waterway. The woman’s family is also trying to raised funds to help pay for her funeral.

On Sept. 22, an individual walking by found a body in the water near 134th Avenue North and 121st Street North in Unincorporated Largo.

Wildlife officials were called and it was discovered that a large alligator was responsible for the death of a woman. FWC officials euthanized the alligator and the remans were recovered.

Officials have identified the victim as Sabrina Peckham, 41. According to the Medical Examiners Office, the manner and cause of death is pending. Peckham’s daughter has started a GoFundMe to help pay for funeral expenses and states that her mother was homeless at the time of her death.

Any citizen who has a concern regarding an alligator should call FWC’s toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-392-4286.

The investigation continues and all further updates will be provided via Media Alert.