Man found eaten by alligator actually died of meth overdose

Man found eaten by alligator actually died of meth overdose
An alligator was found with a man's body parts inside him. But it didn't kill the man. Meth did, according to an autopsy report. (Source: AP Graphics)

FORT MEADE, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials say a man who was found partially eaten by an alligator actually died of a meth overdose.

According to an autopsy report from a central Florida medical examiner, Michael Glenn Ford II had methamphetamine in his system when he died, and that was the cause of his death.

The body of the 45-year-old was found in a canal in June in Polk County.

Ford’s hand and foot were found inside the gator’s stomach.

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