Human remains found in a crocodile caught near where a five-year-old boy disappeared in the far north Queensland Daintree River, Australia, are those of the child.

Jeremy Doble disappeared on Feb. 8 after he followed his dog into the river where his parents run a tour company.

Jeremy's seven-year-old brother, Ryan, told police he saw a crocodile in the water moments later.

The trapped crocodile was taken to a veterinary clinic in Cairns on Friday to determine if it was the one that took the boy.

Police Tuesday confirmed material found in the reptile's stomach during a surgical procedure and examined at the John Tonge Center forensic laboratory in Brisbane, were those of the young boy.

"The family have requested that media respect their privacy at this time,'' police said in a statement.

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