Queensland Police said they found human remains, in addition to clothing and a walking stick belonging to Anne Cameron, who was reported missing Tuesday from a facility in Port Douglas, Sky News Australia reported.
"We've also located some biological matter which we believe to be human remains, but those items are now being tested in Cairns", acting inspector Ed Lukin said, according to ABC.
Police in northern Australia fear that a 79-year-old woman may have been attacked by crocodiles after what are believed to be human remains were found near a creek infested with the risky reptiles.
Missing Craiglie woman Anne Cameron, 79.
Police suspect she wandered into tropical forest and became disoriented, triggering an extensive search.
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He said the remains were undergoing forensic testing in Cairns to identify whether they were human.
"Because of the proximity of these items and this unknown material located near this creek bank, we can not rule out the possibility of a croc attack".
He said police and the SES would continue to search the area in the hope she could be found alive.
"She will be missed and will always be loved by her family".
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection said wildlife officers were assisting police with the search for a crocodile in the area.
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EARLIER: Fears are held that an elderly woman missing near Port Douglas may have been taken by a crocodile.
Clothing and possible human remains were found on Thursday beside a small creek which runs off the Mowbray River in an area inhabited by crocodiles.
"We would like to sincerely thank the Police, SES, Fire Brigade and everyone in the Port Douglas community who helped us in the search for Anne", she posted to a Port Douglas Facebook page on Thursday afternoon.
A major search has been underway since yesterday with the clothing items located at the isolated creek today.
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