A US State Department spokesman confirmed that a 25-year-old American woman was killed by a crocodile while snorkelling in India's Andaman Islands last month.
Lauren Failla, from New Jersey, was holidaying at a resort with her boyfriend when she went missing on April 28. Her body was found two days later.
US State Department spokesman Michael Tran confirmed the death to the Daily Record newspaper. Mr Tran said Indian authorities were continuing to investigate.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Ms Failla had just completed a master's degree at the Sotheby's Art Institute in London.
Ms Failla's death came four years after her older sister Emily was killed in a rock-climbing accident in Washington.