Authorities say they have found a body in a Central Florida pond where they were searching for a person who was reported missing Wednesday and was heard yelling "it bit me, it bit me" by witnesses.
Orange County Sheriff's Office officials said the body of a female was found in the pond in Orlando about 50 yards from the shoreline around 6:30 a.m. Thursday.
Officials said there was no damage to the body and no signs of any marks from alligators or other wildlife, though gators had been spotted in the water.
It's unknown how the female, whose age is unknown, got into the fenced retention pond and it's possible she was homeless, officials said. Detectives were working to identify her.
The search began Wednesday after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said they received a report that a 15-year-old boy had gone missing at the pond.
We received a report of a missing 15-year-old boy near Salem Dr and Marietta St in Orlando. We, along with partner agencies including @OCFireRescue and @OrangeCoSheriff are on scene and actively searching a water body. Updates will be provided as info becomes available.— MyFWC (@MyFWC) May 9, 2018
One witness said they saw the teen flailing in the water and yelling "it bit me, it bit me," officials said.