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Cops: It's Likely Just 1 Serial Killer on Long Island

They revise theory about two suspects

(Newser) - Long Island police say there's probably just one local serial killer responsible for the murders of 10 people whose bodies were stashed along desolate parts of Ocean Parkway, reports Newsday . Earlier this year, investigators began working on the theory that multiple killers were at large, mostly because two victims... More »

Cops Step Up Hunt in NY Serial Killings

Investigators release sketches, jewelry in bid to ID victims

(Newser) - Long Island cops released new information yesterday as they continue to press their hunt for as many as three serial killers who they believe murdered at least eight women, a man in woman's clothing, and a toddler. Five of the victims remain unidentified, and police provided sketches of two... More »

Hunt Resumes for LI Serial Killer Victims

New aerial photos from FBI inspire on-the-ground investigation

(Newser) - Recent aerial photographs taken by the FBI are prompting investigators to return to a barrier island south of New York's Long Island in their search for more remains in a possible serial killer case. State and local police will search an area of the Robert Moses Causeway today. The... More »

DA: At Least 2 Killers in Long Island Deaths

Killing methods, circumstances different between 10 remains found

(Newser) - Long Island officials on the trail of a suspected serial killer now say that at least two murderers are behind the string of human remains found in a desolate beach area. Suffolk County DA Thomas Spota said today that different killing methods and circumstances indicate the work of at least... More »

Long Island Serial Killer Is Smart, Suave, Sadistic

That's the best guess of criminologists sketching a personality profile

(Newser) - With a suspected serial killer dumping bodies near Long Island's Ocean Parkway, the New York Times rounds up a personality profile based on interviews with experts. Among the guesses:
  • It's a white man in his mid-20s to mid-40s who is either married or has a girlfriend.
  • He's
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Latest Remains Not Related to LI Killer

Search for Shannan Gilbert takes to the sea

(Newser) - The serial killer that Long Island cops suspect is using a lonely stretch near Jones Beach as a dumping ground may not be the first to have done so: The latest remains pulled from the area are too old to be connected with those of four prostitutes found in December.... More »

Are There 2 NY Killers?

Cops wonder if another murderer is using beach as dumping ground

(Newser) - The mounting trove of bones discovered on an isolated strip of Long Island beach now has cops wondering if there could be more than one killer operating in the area. The body count is now up to 10 , all women except for a single toddler . "Now the question is... More »

Body No. 10 Found on LI Beach

Partial sets of remains found as search resumes

(Newser) - Cops searching near Long Island's Jones Beach have made another grisly discovery on the trail of a suspected serial killer: The potential ninth and 10th sets of remains, reports the AP. "They are human remains. It’s not a complete body, they are partial human remains," says one... More »

Savvy LI Killer Used Tech to Torment Victim's Sis

Calls from victim's cell phone show awareness of cops' methods

(Newser) - After the suspected Long Island serial killer took Melissa Barthelemy's life, he likely took her cell phone and used it to torment her teenage sister—and he did so in a way that leads cops to think that he's no stranger to their investigative methods, reports the New York Times.... More »

Cops Find 3 More Bodies on NY Beach

Brings total to eight near Long Island's Jones Beach

(Newser) - The dense brush of an isolated Long Island beach yielded three more sets of human remains today, making a total of eight recovered in the vicinity, and giving credence to investigators' suspicions that they're dealing with a serial killer. Police have not identified the remains, nor those of another body... More »

New Bones Found on 'Serial Killer' Beach

Cop spots remains from Long Island highway

(Newser) - A police officer has found a fifth set of bones that may be linked to a serial killer on a lonely Long Island beach. The Suffolk County cop spotted the remains as he drove along a highway past Gilgo Beach in Copiague. Four murdered prostitutes have been found in burlap... More »

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