Police: 1 killer responsible for NY beach deaths

AP News
Posted: Nov 29, 2011 10:51 PM
Police: 1 killer responsible for NY beach deaths

Police investigating the discoveries of 10 sets of human remains on New York's Long Island say they believe it's the work of a serial killer instead of multiple killers.

Suffolk County police Commissioner Richard Dormer says in an interview posted on Newsday's website Tuesday ( http://bit.ly/rOj1NB) the fact that all the victims 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. Those five were women working as escorts.

The investigation began as a hunt for missing New Jersey prostitute Shannan Gilbert, last seen a year ago. She hasn't been found. Dormer says detectives don't think her case is connected.


Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com