Twenty-three people have been killed by alligators in Florida since 1948, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. That doesn't include cases that are still under investigation, including the Disney attack. This is a list of the 23 fatal attacks and several non-fatal ones.
A 21-year-old Lakeland man who was having a mental-health episode fled authorities and swam in a lake behind his apartment complex where an alligator was waiting and snapped off most of his left forearm.
Nov. 13, 2015
A 22-year-old burglary suspect who was fleeing authorities was killed by an 11-foot alligator in Brevard County. Authorities said Matthew Riggins drowned as a result of the gator attack.
Oct. 19, 2015
A 61-year-old DeBary man was found dead floating in the swimming area of Blue Spring State Park. The animal to blame for James Okkerse's death was a 12-foot alligator.
Aug. 8, 2015
An alligator bit off a swimmer's arm above the elbow in the Wekiva River. The woman, Rachael Lilienthal survived and returned to her job as a Spanish lecturer at Rollins College after the attack this year.
A 9-year-old boy was bitten in the buttocks while swimming in East Lake Tohopekaliga
A suspected car burglar, Justo Antonio Padron, 36, ran from a casino in Miami-Dade County and jumped into a pond where a 9-foot-long gator attacked him and killed him.
In one week, three people were killed by alligators across the state. The victims included a jogger dangling her foot over a canal when she took a break in Broward County, a snorkeler in a Marion County spring and a homeless woman trespassing in a Tampa Bay-area backyard.
Kevin Murray, 41, was killed by an alligator while swimming in a canal in Port Charlotte.
Donald Ray Owen, 56, was found dead in Six Pound Pond near Lakeland with multiple alligator bites and his left arm amputated below the elbow.
A Spring Breaker, Michelle Reeves, 20, was killed by an alligator while swimming in a retention pond at the Lee Memorial Health Park in Lee County.
Janie Melsek, 54, died from an infection following an alligator attack in Sanibel.
Brian Griffin, 12, killed an alligator while swimming near a boat ramp in the Dead River in Lake County.
Robert Steele, 82, was killed near his house on Rabbit Road in Sanibel while walking his terrier on a narrow path that ran between two wetlands close to J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel.
In June 2001
A 6 1/2-foot alligator in Lake Cannon near Winter Haven attacked and killed Alexandria Murphy, 2, who had wandered away from home.
An 8-foot alligator repeatedly attacked and killed a 70-year-old Sarasota man, Samuel Wetmore, who suffered dementia and was thought to have wandered away from his home in southern Sarasota.
Alvis McCree, 33, was fishing at Orlando's Clear Lake when a 7-foot alligator bit him. McCree woke up a few hours later with a missing shoe.
A Kissimmee couple skinny-dipping and reciting poetry after a few beers had the romantic moment interrupted when an alligator clamped down on Deirdre Dozois' leg.
An alligator fatally attacked 3-year-old Adam Binford in Lake Ashby in Volusia County.
Grace Eberhart, 70, was killed at Lake Serenity in Sumter County from a broken neck caused by an alligator bite to the throat and head.
Bradley Weidenhamer, 10, was killed while wading in the Loxahatchee River at Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Martin County.
Erin Glover, 4, was killed by an alligator while walking along the shore of Hidden Lake in Charlotte County.
George Cummings III, 29, was killed while snorkeling in the Wakulla River
Paul Mirabito, 27, harassed small alligators in a canal in West Palm Beach and vanished. His body was found two days later with severe injuries to the neck and puncture wounds on the arm. The medical examiner said the cause of death was drowning,
Paul Richard Santamaria, then 8, of Bristol, N.H., was attacked by an alligator while watching ducks waddling out of a small pond at Walt Disney World's Fort Wilderness. It bit his left leg, but his injuries were not considered serious and required no surgery.
Robert Crespo, 11, was killed while swimming in a canal in St. Lucie County.
Phillip Rastrelli, 14, was killed while swimming across the Hidden River Canal off Bessie Creek in Martin County.
George Leonard, 52, died three days after an alligator attacked him while swimming in the Peace River Canal in Charlotte County.
Sharon Holmes, 16, was killed by an 11-foot, 3-inch alligator while swimming at dusk in a lake at Oscar Scherer State Park in Sarasota County.
Source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Sentinel research