Police identify remains as human in serial killer hunt

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Posted: Apr 12, 2011 5:47 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police searching on Long Island for victims of a suspected serial killer said on Tuesday they identified two more sets on human remains, bringing the number of bodies possibly up to as many as ten.

The remains, one of which was a human skull, were found on Monday in separate locations near a Nassau County, New York beach, Nassau County police said.

Police determined on Tuesday that both sets of remains were human. They would not say if they were from one body or two.

The grim discoveries were made during an extensive search by police investigating a suspected serial killer who they believe preyed on prostitutes advertising on Craigslist.

Since December 2010, eight bodies have been found in neighboring Suffolk County.

The most recent remains were found about 100 feet into the brush about a mile west of the town of Oyster Bay Beach.

(Reporting by Sophia Hall and Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Greg McCune)