Long Island murders linked to serial killer


Thursday 01 December 2011 10:23
The victims' remains were found on Long Island
The victims' remains were found on Long Island

The remains of 10 murder victims found on New York's Long Island are the work of a serial killer, police believe.

Police commissioner Richard Dormer said the fact that all may be linked to the sex trade backs the single-killer theory.

The remains were found strewn along a remote beach parkway and elsewhere. Police have identified only five of the 10 victims. They were women working as escorts.

The investigation began as a hunt for missing New Jersey prostitute Shannan Gilbert, last seen a year ago. She has not been found. Mr Dormer said he does not think her case is connected.

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