Autopsy: Graves died of drowning, traumatic injuries

Posted at 2:58 PM, Jun 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-16 19:01:29-04

Orange County, Florida officials say that autopsy results reveal 2-year-old Lane Graves of Elkhorn died of drowning and traumatic injuries. 

Officials added that  there is no further information to release at this time. 


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The two- year- old Elkhorn native  was dragged away by an alligator Tuesday night at Disney World Resort. crews searched the land and water overnight.

Neighbors told KMTV on Wednesday that the family was on vacation when the incident happened. 

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told The Associated Press after a news conference Wednesday there was no indication Matt and Melissa Graves  committed any crime that contributed to the reptile grabbing their son, . "There's nothing in this case to indicate that there was anything extraordinary" in terms of neglect by the parents, Demings said.

Demings said his department and the state wildlife agency would look into the issue of signs around Seven Seas Lagoon, where Disney had posted "no swimming" signs but no warnings about the presence of alligators. Searchers removed five of the reptiles from the water while looking for the child, who was attacked at a small beach area near nightfall Tuesday.

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