Arm found in shark belly is likely that of Scottish tourist
In this file photo, a baby leopard shark swims in a tank at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, in Monterey, Calif., Monday, Feb. 12, 2007. (AP Photo / Monterey County Herald, Vern Fisher)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, November 8, 2019 12:55PM EST
PARIS - Authorities say a forearm discovered in the belly of a tiger shark off the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion is likely that of a Scottish tourist who disappeared while snorkeling.
Richard Martyn Turner of Edinburgh vanished Saturday in a lagoon off the Reunion coast while snorkeling.
Reunion Island Prosecutor Eric Tuffery told The Associated Press on Friday that a preliminary investigation shows the arm inside the 10-foot (3-meter) shark is Turner's. A wedding ring believed to be Turner's was found inside the shark.
Authorities performed a necropsy on the shark Wednesday.
Tuffery said authorities are using other tools including DNA research to confirm their initial findings.