SARATOK: The body of Siah Munsong, 40, was found nearly five hours after she was attacked by a crocodile at Sungai Anak, near here, on Tuesday night.
Saratok deputy police chief Assistant Superintendent Zamrul Ahmad Tahir said several bite marks were found on the lower part of the victim's body.
"Her body was found not far from where the attack took place."
At 5.30pm on Tuesday, Siah, who the wife of the village head, was taking her bath by the river bank when she was attacked by the crocodile.
Witness Gelayan Unding said he heard Siah's call for help and saw her being dragged by the crocodile.
"The crocodile looked like it was wrestling with her before they disappeared into the water."
Sungai Anak is part of the crocodile-infested Sungai Seblak, which had seen numerous crocodile attacks over the years.
The river, which is rich in prawns, is one of the main sources of income for the villagers there.
In September last year, 66-year-old Sulaiman Abdullah was attacked by a crocodile while fishing for prawns. In May, Mankay Gohen, 42, fell victim to a crocodile while he was also fishing for prawns.