Long Island serial killer

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New Body May Be Work of Long Island Serial Killer

Woman's remains found near the water in Nassau County

(Newser) - Nassau County police are looking into the possibility that a body found buried near a suburban shoreline may have been another victim of the infamous Gilgo Beach serial killer, the New York Post reports. "Obviously, we're near the water, [Gilgo] bodies were found near the water—that's... More »

More Bones Found on Long Island

Dog walker spots remains that could be linked to serial killer

(Newser) - Still more bones have been found in a region of Long Island where at least five bodies have been discovered. A man jogging with his dog discovered the skeletal remains in Manorville woods, a suspected dumping ground for a serial killer linked to as many as 11 bodies in a... More »

Missing Prostitute's Bones Found on Long Island

Medical examiner thinks it was an accidental death

(Newser) - Police think they have at last found the remains of missing prostitute Shannan Gilbert, more than a year after the search for her led them to the discovery of a serial killer's graveyard . After an exhaustive, weeklong search of a 100-acre marsh in Oak Beach on Long Island, police... More »

Jeans of Missing Woman Found on LI Beach

Belongings linked to Craigslist escort found in serial killer area

(Newser) - Clothing and a purse believed to belong to a female escort who advertised her services on Craigslist have been found on an Long Island beach nearly two years after she vanished. Police discovered Shannan Gilbert's jeans, cell phone, shoes, and a purse with identification near the community of Oak... More »

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 »

Two Cops Eyed in LI Serial Killer Case

Both NYPD officers had run-ins with prostitutes

(Newser) - There was already some speculation that the Long Island serial killer might be a cop , and now the New York Post reports that two NYPD officers are being eyed in the case, both of whom got into trouble related to prostitutes. One was forced to resign in the 1990s when... 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 »

Child Among Remains Pulled From LI Beach

Search resumes today

(Newser) - One of the four bodies that cops found on a desolate Long Island beach last week is that of an infant or child, reports the New York Post. "One doesn't match the others. It's a young person, possibly as young as an infant, or a child," says a... More »

New Clues About Identity of NY Serial Killer

He may have had regular reason to visit body-dumping area

(Newser) - More grim theories about the serial killer responsible for some eight bodies that have been found on an isolated Long Island beach: Police revealed over the weekend that the killer appears to be very familiar with law enforcement investigative techniques. Now ABC News reports that police are also considering other... 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 »

Long Island Killer Targeting Craigslist Escorts, Cops Fear

Four bodies identified by Long Island police as prostitutes

(Newser) - Long Island police fear they are facing a Craigslist killer, after identifying the skeletal remains of three women found dumped on a local beach last month —all were prostitutes, less than 5 feet tall, and about 100 pounds, and all three advertised on the popular classifieds site. One of... More »

4 Bodies Found on Long Island Beach Spark Serial Killer Fears

One body could be missing prostitute Shannan Gilbert

(Newser) - The decomposed remains of four bodies found on a Long Island beach have sparked fears that a serial killer on the loose. The first body, believed to be that of a 24-year-old prostitute missing since May, was found Saturday, the New York Post reports. Three more were found within a... More »

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