The victim, named as 54-year-old Wa Tiba, was reported missing in Muna regency, southeast Sulawesi on Thursday night, after she went to check on her corn plantation.
On Friday, her family went to look for her at the garden but found only her belongings, including sandals and a flashlight.
"The snake's belly was cut open and the body of the victim was found inside", said Hamka. It was 23 feet long and so bloated it could barely move.
Videos shared on the internet showed villagers slicing open the python's carcass to reveal the woman's body.More news: North Korea sanctions stay for now: Pompeo
The field was about a half mile from her house, surrounded by cliffs, caves and a certain number of reticulated pythons, the longest snakes in the world. The Indonesian woman was found in the belly of the giant python after the swollen snake was captured near where she vanished while tending her vegetable garden, police said. Later in the video Tiba's remains are removed from the snake's belly - fully dressed and intact.
"We were immediately suspicious that the snake had swallowed Akbar because around the site, we found palm fruit, his harvesting tool, and a boot", a senior village official, Junaidi, told reporters.
"This is like a horror movie - people are terrified", said a villager, Ayu Kartika.
Last year, the body of a 25-year-old farmer was sliced out of a giant python on the same island of Sulawesi, after he was eaten alive. Attacks on humans are supposed to be as rare as winning the lottery and being struck by lightning at the same time, as Amy B Wang wrote in a Washington Post report.