Another Body Found on N.Y. Beach


Police have found another set of remains in the area of Gilgo Beach. They were looking for Shannan Gilbert when they came across the latest set of remains.

New York (CNN) — Police say they have discovered more human remains on a Long Island, New York, beach near where the corpses of four women were discovered last year.

The remains of a fifth body were located west of Cedar Beach, Long Island, approximately one mile from where the other corpses were discovered in December, according to Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer.

“There may be clues available now with this body that will help the homicide investigation and will help it move forward,” Dormer said.

An investigation will be conducted to identify the remains.

Meanwhile, police say, the hunt for a potential serial killer continues, as does the search for Shannan Gilbert, 24, whose disappearance resulted in the finding of the other bodies within a quarter-mile of each other.

The four bodies have since been identified as Maureen Brainard-Barnes, 25, of Norwich, Connecticut; Melissa Barthelemy, 24, of Erie County, New York; Amber Lynn Costello, 27, of North Babylon, New York; and Megan Waterman, 22, of Scarborough, Maine.

All four women found dead advertised for prostitution services on the website Craigslist, police said. The bodies were found in various stages of decomposition, and at least one could have been there for as long as two years, Dormer said.

CNN Story

Some still believe that this killer is the same one from Atlantic City, NJ.

Another set of remains may be the 5th body found in the Gilgo Beach serial murder investigation in New York. The case has eerie similarities to four bodies found in Atlantic City behind the Golden Key Motel.

Examiner Story

I do not have enough information to really have an opinion, but, since this is my blog I can guess. I do not think (guess) it is the ame killer based on the little information that I can find.

Asbury Park Press Story

Investigators have questioned a man who lives on Long Island, N.Y., who appears to have been Gilbert’s last client. WCBS-AM said he was also given a lie detector test.

Police began an intensive search of the area this week to take advantage of the lack of vegetation and people during the winter, WCBS said.

U.P.I Article

It is unclear exactly how the police were able to so quickly determine who the body wasn’t, but relatives of Gilbert are guessing it was the jaw (Gilbert had previously injured hers). “I am just scared that it’s going to turn into a cold case, and we’re never going to find her,” Gilbert’s sister told Newsday

Gothamist Article

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