Remains of Kiwi woman killed by crocodile found

  • 04/06/2016
Cindy Waldron (supplied)
Cindy Waldron (supplied)

Queensland police believe they've found remains of New Zealander Cindy Waldron in a crocodile killed by wildlife officers in north Queensland.

The 4.3 metre long crocodile was captured in a creek near Thornton Beach where the 46-year-old disappeared last Sunday night.

The crocodile was taken to Cairns last night for examination.

It was the second croc removed as part of the investigation into the death of Ms Waldron, who was dragged underwater at Thornton Beach after venturing into the waist-deep water with friend Leeann Mitchell.

Police had earlier requested the remains of another crocodile, smaller at 2.5 metres, trapped in one of three caged devices be examined.

A longtime NSW resident, Ms Waldron's father Pat and sister Anna-Lee Annett flew to Cairns from New Zealand earlier this week to be closer to where she spent her final days.

They made an emotional visit to Thornton Beach to say goodbye after expressing gratitude for the massive search effort.

"We need to be here and cry on the beach," said Mr Waldron, who did not want the crocodile harmed.

"There's signs everywhere -- don't go swimming with the crocodiles.

"She'd do crazy things. And what she did there is a crazy thing, absolutely."

The fatal attack has prompted the state government to allocate an extra AU$5.8 million (NZ$6.1 million) over three years for comprehensive population surveys and crocodile management.