The true cause of death of a Florida man who was found partially eaten by an alligator near Fort Meade has been revealed by authorities.
It appears the man, Michael Ford, 45, actually died of a meth overdose before being consumed by the Alligators.
As The Fox News reports:
Michael Ford, 45, was found dead in a canal near Fort Meade, a city in Polk County roughly 60 miles east of Tampa, on June 27. Someone had reported seeing a piece of the man’s body in a nearby alligator’s mouth and called authorities.The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said they were investigating Ford’s death and on Wednesday, the county medical examiner’s office confirmed he died of “methamphetamine intoxication,” WTSP reported.Ford’s initial apparent cause of death was drowning, pending toxicology results, and investigators said he had lacerations and other injuries on his body because of the alligator.