Woman Found Dead After Being Seen in Alligator’s Jaws Remembered by Daughter: 'She Was Nice to Everybody'

The body of 41-year-old Sabrina Peckham was pulled from a canal in Florida on Friday, according to local officials

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The woman whose body was found after being seen in a Florida alligator's mouth is being remembered for her kindness.

The body of 41-year-old Sabrina Peckham was pulled from a canal near 134th Avenue North and 121st Street North in Largo on Friday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

During an interview with ABC affiliate WFTS-TV, Breauna Dorris paid tribute to her mother. "It didn’t matter that she was homeless,” Dorris told the outlet. “She was nice to everybody.”

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A male alligator nearly 14 feet in size is believed to be behind Peckham’s death, which still remains under investigation, according to the PCSO.

Dorrist told WFTS-TV she was worried that her mother was the victim involved in Friday’s incident. “I prayed, ‘I hope it’s not her. I hope it’s not her,’” she told the outlet.

Dorris said law enforcement informed her of Peckham’s death later that same evening.

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Addressing her mother's death on social media, Dorris previously wrote that her mother "did not 'taunt' the alligator as some are saying in the news outlets comments.

"My mother was apart of the homeless population that lived in the nearby wooded area. It is believed that she may have been walking to or from her camp site near the creek in the dark and the alligator attacked from the water," Dorris added. "No matter how you put it, no one deserves to die like this."

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As of publication, more than $12,500 has been raised via GoFundMe for Peckham’s funeral costs. In a message shared on the fundraising page, Dorris said her family is in "shambles trying to cope with this kind of loss."

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"I love you more than I ever expressed, I miss you more than you’ll ever know and I pray that you are looking down over me and your grandchildren," Dorris wrote on social media. "Please protect us. I’m so sorry this happened to you."

"I pray you are at peace and you are no longer struggling or hurting," she continued. "I pray you found momo and pop and you all are watching down from above."

A vigil will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at the bridge at 134th Avenue and 121st Street, per WFTS-TV’s report.

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