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Nothing New in Latest Long Island Serial Killer Search

A sign notifies drivers of the search for human remains in an ongoing investigation of a possible Long Island serial killer, near Jones Beach in Wantagh, N.Y., Tuesday, April 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Police found nothing new Tuesday in a brief follow-up of their search for evidence or human remains along a south shore barrier island that authorities believe is a dumping ground for several murderers, including a serial killer.

Investigators focused on 11 search areas south of the Robert Moses Causeway main-span bridge on Captree Island in the Great South Bay between Jones Beach Island and Long Island. New York State police led the search for about three hours before calling it a day.


The areas searched were highlighted in high-tech FBI aerial photos that were taken in April. The photos were taken after the latest of 10 sets of human remains were found along Ocean Parkway since December.

Click here to read prior coverage of the Long Island Serial Killer case.

Suffolk County police believe the first four women found dead near Gilgo Beach were victims of a serial killer who answered their online escort advertisements.

The fifth and latest remains to be identified were the head and limbs of Jessica Taylor, a prostitute whose decapitated body was discovered in Manorville in 2003.

A similar discovery on the beach this spring was linked to an unidentified woman whose mutilated body was found in Manorville in 2000, although authorities have not termed their deaths as the work of a serial killer and said there is no link to the first four women.

Medical examiners are also working to identify an infant girl believed to be no older than 24-months and an Asian man believed to be in his late teens to early 20s. Both remains were found on the Suffolk County half of the island.

Nassau County police have yet to offer any updates on the discovery of two sets of partial skeletal remains found near Tobay Beach and Jones Beach State Park two months ago.

Police made the initial discovery while searching for a missing New Jersey prostitute who was last seen after meeting a client in Oak Beach. Her missing persons case remains open.

With Associated Press.

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