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Serial killer: Body of Jersey City Craigslist "Escort" not found near Jones Beach
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Search Resumes on New York Beach for More Victims in Online Escort Murders
Published April 04, 2011
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Police search in the brush by the side of the road on Cedar Beach, near Babylon, N.Y. , on Dec. 14, 2010 (AP).
Investigators are resuming their search of a remote New York beach for more possible victims of a serial killer.
A fifth set of human remains was found last week along the highway that leads to Long Island's Jones Beach, while authorities were searching for missing online escort Shannan Gilbert. The latest victim, who was determined not to be Gilbert, was found near where the bodies of four online escorts were discovered late last year.
On Monday, searchers climbed fire truck ladders to get aerial views of a dense thicket that stretches for miles. The tick-infested sea grass is up to 4 feet high.
Gilbert, 24, of Jersey City, N.J., was last seen May 2010 in a shorefront community nearby. Police searching for her in December discovered the bodies of four women who advertised themselves as escorts on the Craigslist website.
The bodies, all wrapped in burlap bags, were identified as 25-year-old Maureen Brainard-Barnes, of Norwich, Conn.; 24-year-old Melissa Barthelmey, of Bronx, New York; 27-year-old Amber Lynn Costello, of Long Island, N.Y.; and 22-year-old Megan Waterman of Maine. All four women were escorts who advertised themselves on Craigslist.
No suspects have been identified in the deaths of the women.
Police theorize a serial killer may have been responsible for the deaths.
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Posted on: 2011/4/4 11:06