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 wide swath of the island. The jogger said he had passed the spot “a hundred times before,” but noticed last time that something unusual was sticking out of the ground, reports AP. “It was wrapped in bed sheets and a plastic bag. It was a whole body, but just the bones, there was trees growing up through it, so it has been there a long time,” he said.
The remains of two women found nearby in 2000 and 2011 may be the victims of the Gilgo Beach serial killer, who police believe hid most of his bodies at the Nassau County beach some 45 miles away. The unidentified remains of two men were also discovered in 2000 and 2003 in a nearby stretch of Manorville woods, but they're not believed to be linked to the Gilgo Beach killer, reports ABC News. Investigators are now trying to determine the age and sex of the newly discovered victim, believed to be killed about five years ago, reports ABC News. (Read more Nassau County, NY stories.)