3 More Bodies Found Off L.I. Beach!!


New York (CNN) — The remains of three additional people were discovered Monday morning near Gilgo Beach on Long Island, according to Richard Dormer, Suffolk County Police commissioner.

Eight sets of human remains have been found in the area since a missing New Jersey woman prompted the searches beginning in 2010.
Shannan Gilbert, 24, of Jersey City, New Jersey, was last seen alive on May 1. As authorities searched for clues about her disappearance last year, they uncovered the bodies of four prostitutes in various stages of decomposition.
Police say the hunt for a potential serial killer continues, as does the search for Gilbert.

An additional body was found March 29 off Ocean Parkway, west of Cedar Beach. When medical examination determined they were not Gilbert’s remains, police continued to search, leading to Monday’s discovery.
Gilbert’s family is being asked to identify whether the remains found Monday are those of their missing daughter, Dormer said.
"We should move forward to find out quickly if it’s her or not her. We put a priority on identification," he said.

"We haven’t given up on the search for Shannan Gilbert," Dormer said, "just in case the remains we discovered today are not hers."
The initial four bodies were discovered stuffed into bushes on a quarter-mile stretch of waterfront property on Oak Beach, indicating "they were dumped there by the same person or persons," Dormer said in December. "It’s too coincidental that there were four bodies in the same location."

The remains of the fifth body were found about a mile from where the other corpses were discovered, he said, refusing to disclose exactly where the three additional remains were found Monday.
Of the first remains found, all four women had advertised for prostitution services on the Craigslist website, with one body having been there for as long as two years, police said.

The highway is closed Monday night, with officers on guard from the Causeway to the Nassau County line so the search can resume Tuesday, Dormer said.
"The investigation is going to move forward over the next hours, and into tomorrow," and days and weeks ahead, Dormer said.

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