A fisherman identified as Felipe de Arujo, 55, of the Noelbaki subdistrict, Kupang regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), was found dead after allegedly being attacked by a crocodile on Sunday at about 8 a.m. local time.
'His body was found nude with tear wounds in his back and no right arm,' NTT Police's spokesperson Adj. Sr. Comr. Agus Santosa told The Jakarta Post, on Sunday.
He said the traces of rip wounds found on the victim's back appeared to have been caused by crocodile claws, which was what lead to the assumption that the man was killed by a crocodile.
Agus said Felipe had gone to catch fish with his son Filipe de Arujo, 18, with a trawl at Kelapa Tinggi beach on Saturday at about 7 p.m. local time.
At about 10 p.m., however, his son came home alone and told his family that his father had gone missing at the beach.
The family filed a report with the Central Kupang police precinct, which launched a search with the help of the family.