'Human remains' found as family fears missing grandmother was taken by crocodile

Three enormous saltwater crocodiles are said to live in Mowbray River

Now, police have said that they've found clothes, a walking stock, and "biological matter" beside a creek in the area, fuelling fears Cameron may have been taken by a crocodile.

"We continue to search the area in the hope of finding her alive (but) because of the proximity of these items near the creek bank, we can not rule out the possibility of a crocodile attack".

The human remains are undergoing forensic testing.

Anne Cameron, 79, was reported missing from an aged care facility near Port Douglas, north of Cairns, on Tuesday.

Anne Cameron, 79, went missing on Tuesday from an aged care facility near Port Douglas, a coastal town in the state of Queensland.

An elderly woman feared to have been killed by crocodiles in north Queensland had recently moved to the area from Canberra.

Members of the public in the area are being asked to check their property for any signs of her. "Police hold grave concerns for her well being due to her medical condition, her age, the length of time that she's been missing and the increasing temperatures", authorities said in a statement on Thursday.

Police have not ruled out finding Cameron alive and are still searching the area.

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"Those items are now being tested in Cairns and we expect to see results tonight or tomorrow".

SES area controller Sean McGuinness said it was a hard area to search.

A Department of Environment and Heritage Protection spokesman says traps will be set in an attempt to catch the crocodile as police and wildlife officers continue to look for the woman's body. The company declined to comment to the ABC.

The Ozcare home offers residential aged care, with specialist dementia care facilities.

Ms Wright said she was very upset when she heard Ms Cameron was missing.

"We continue to search the area in the hopes that we find her alive".

"She's only been here eight or nine days".

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