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Neighbors Of 2-Year-Old Killed By Disney World Alligator Pay Tribute By Decorating Street With Blue Ribbons As Family Heads Home

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The devastating story of Lane Graves, the 2-year-old attacked by an alligator at Walt Disney World, ended on Thursday when the boy was found dead.

Lane's family is heading back home to their Nebraska town as they expect a huge settlement from Disney to avoid a messy legal battle.

As the family continues to grieve over this tragedy, the community in Elkhorn, Nebraska is coming together to show their love and support.

Related:Mom Proves How Alligator Attack Could've Happened To Any Family!

According to reports, members of the Ranch View Estates community put up hundreds of ribbons throughout the neighborhood to show support for the family.

Volunteers are also putting together a "meal train" and making plans to babysit Lane's 4-year-old sister Ella.

Neighbor Tom Stokes told local news outlets:

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Disney Could Face A HUGE Lawsuit In Florida Alligator Attack Case But Will Probably Offer A Settlement — Details Here!

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Sadly, the search for 2-year-old Lane Graves who was attacked by an alligator at a Disney resort earlier this week, came to a tragic end on Thursday when they discovered his body.

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While more details have come out regarding the case, and the family has issued a statement regarding the loss of their son, many have wondered what kind of legal action Disney could be facing — and apparently it could be a pretty hefty price!

Matt Morgan, an Orlando attorney who has experience in litigating negligence cases against theme parks in Florida, says that the Graves family could file a wrongful death claim against Disney.

Morgan dished to PEOPLE:

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Official Cause Of Death For Toddler Killed In Alligator Attack Has Been Determined

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This is just so heartbreaking.

On Wednesday, the two-year-old who was attacked by an alligator at Disney World's Grand Floridan Resort & Spa was tragically found dead.

And on Thursday, the Orange County Medical Examiner has revealed young Lane Graves' official cause of death.

Related: This Mom Proves The Attack Could Have Happened To Any Family

The Medical Examiner's office has determined that the Nebraska toddler was killed from a combination of drowning and traumatic injuries.

So incredibly sad.

Since the horrific incident, officials have caught and put down five gators in the lagoon, but still have not tracked down the exact animal responsible for claiming the youngster's life.

Our thoughts are with Lane's loved ones during this heart-wrenching time.

[Image via Orange County Sheriff's Office.]

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THIS Mom Just Proved How The Tragic Alligator Attack Could Have Happened To Any Family!

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Wow, this information is absolutely heartbreaking!

Following the tragic death of toddler Lane Graves at a Disney resort, a mother at the same hotel has come forward to defend his grief stricken parents.

Related: Toddler's Family Issues A Statement

Jennifer Venditti Roye, a mom with a young son of her own, took to Facebook on Wednesday morning to share her insider perspective on the horrific alligator attack and to explain her position as to why it could have happened to ANYONE who had visited the Seven Seas Lagoon that day. In fact, Roye's precious son had stood by the lake's edge that same night, just HOURS before poor Lane was snatched.

The concerned mother also spoke with People Magazine about the horrible situation, saying:

"There is a time to be critical when parents are doing drugs and their children get hurt. But this is just not the time. It's heartbreaking. It could have been [my son]. We had been there every night. What a tragedy."

Very good point, Jennifer! A lot of people have given the suffering parents flack for the tragedy but not many know that a movie night had been organized near the lagoon and that a splash-pad water slide was just a few feet away. Apparently little kids had been running back and forth from the slide to the lagoon all night.

The momma went on to add:

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Disney Pulls Crocodile Joke From Jungle Cruise Ride After Toddler's Death — As The Victim's Family Issues A Statement

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Disney is making changes as the toddler's family opens up.

It's been a really rough week.

On Wednesday, two-year-old Lane Graves was found dead after being attacked and grabbed by an alligator along the lagoon at Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

The child was snatched by the animal on Tuesday, while walking with his family at the water's edge.

In light of the terrible tragedy, the resort is under fire about its safety measures, but for now the company making a very specific change to one of its most popular attractions.

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Disney Parks is requiring the cast members working the Jungle Cruise ride to omit a joke about children getting eaten by crocodiles.

The Cruise is known for being emceed by its skippers, who navigate the waters with an approved script full of cheeky puns and one-liners.

The joke Disney is axing has the skippers tell parents

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Leaving Hamilton! Find Out His Exit Date AND Who'll Replace Him!

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Lin-Manuel Miranda made history with his ground-breaking musical Hamilton — winning 11 Tony Awards out of a record 16 nominations.

But soon, the mastermind will take his final curtain call in playing the titular character.

On Thursday, the creator and star of the Broadway hit announced he will depart the show on July 9!

The news was confirmed in a press release, where it was also revealed that Miranda's alternate Javier Muñoz will be taking over as Alexander Hamilton starting July 11.

Video: Lin Freestyles For Our Tonys Correspondent Iain Armitage!

But just because the OG Alexander will be departing the show doesn't mean he'll be ancient history!

When asked after Sunday's Tonys about leaving the musical, Miranda said he had plans to "drop in" on the show to reprise his role sometime down the line, explaining:

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All Of North West's Princess Dreams Come True At Disneyland For Her Third Birthday — Details!

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North West spent her third birthday doing what she does best… being a Disney princess, of course!

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West's first born got to celebrate being the royalty she is at the happiest place on earth on Wednesday surrounded by her famous family! Bow down!

The proud momma shared a sweet photo of the little one surrounded by fairy tale animals as she sits regally in her Princess Aurora gown, complete with gloves and a tiara.

The 35-year-old captioned the pic:

"Thank you @disneyland for making all of my princess dreams come true today!"

Not sure if KKW is typing as North (hmm… sounds familiar) or is referring to her own princess dreams — but whatevs! Like mother, like daughter!

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The KUWTK star also posted another video in tribute to Northie with the caption:

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