Three more bodies found on Long Island beach
April 4th, 2011
03:32 PM ET

Three more bodies found on Long Island beach

[Updated at 5:24 p.m.] The remains of three additional people were discovered Monday morning near Gilgo Beach on Long Island, according to Richard Dormer, Suffolk County Police commissioner.

A total of eight sets of human remains have been found in the area since a missing New Jersey woman prompted the searches beginning in 2010.

Shannan Gilbert, 24, of Jersey City, New Jersey, was last seen alive on May 1. As authorities searched for clues about her disappearance last year, they uncovered the bodies of four prostitutes in various stages of decomposition.

Police say the hunt for a potential serial killer continues, as does the search for Gilbert.

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  1. GaPeach

    Why do you hae to make it about race? Look up your crime stats and NY is not among the highest and most serial killers are white? And of course Male. It is just a FACT!

    April 4, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Brian

    I left Long Island 2 yrs ago and would never go back. I came to sunny San Diego. On LI.... people located on top of each other, HORRIBLE weather, property taxes up the wazoo, murders everywhere, high unemployment, horrible accents.

    I haven't looked back once. LI'ers...GET OUT!

    April 4, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joel Raes

    thats crazy.. more and more keep showing up.


    Joel Raes

    April 4, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sassysudafed

    The killer lives there no doubt. He plants the bodies like tulip bulbs, his prized possessions that he can watch over and tend to if he chooses. Read up on these serial killer sickos. They're not human. He keeps them close, on HIS turf. It has to be the obvious suspect in this case. I'll be very surprised otherwise.

    April 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. findthemissing

    The killer would be known for sure and Most missing persons could be found quickly and other crimes solved easily IF the proposed system of using existing satellite technology WERE in place Read a scenario of how this technology works at

    and also see for ALL THE DEtails

    It is NOT GPS tracking BUT It is based on Military satellite surveillance capabilities and has been used for years. We should be outraged the media ignores this so PLEASE send emails to the Media and ask that they get on board and help educate the public then we can band together to request action from our elected officials

    Send YOUR elected officials AND SOME MEDIA the precomposed message expressing your desires It is sent to the senders specific Senators and Congressmen and some media outlets seen at

    And I also beg you use the various links on the website to contact our leaders and the media. We can save lives and spare millions of families the pain of dealing with a missing loved one, not to mention Saving BILLIONS ON THE searches for the OVER 800,000 Americans who are reported missing EACH year – thats over 2000 per day
    Please send the letter seen at the "Add your Voice" link on the pages and KEEP sharing – reposting tweeting this to EVERYONE AND ANYONE – sooner or later someone in the media will take note and start to educate the public and then we can move forward.........

    April 4, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    Whether LI is a cesspool, a garden of paradise, or just the playground for the wealthy is a moot point. The point is that there is a serial killer murdering women and using this part of LI as his dumping ground. That the bodies are found in various states of decomposition tells us he's been doing this for a long time.

    It took a task force decades to find Gary Ridgeway, the Green River Killer. Hopefully it will not take as long to catch this monster, using good old fashioned police-work, and yes, DNA trace amounts left behind.

    My sympathy to the families of these forgotten victims, and may they find out what happened to their loved ones, and justice for their killer.

    April 4, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tim Harrigan

    I guess having recovered bodies from Fires and WTC attacks makes me feel a bit more for the victems and families. I like a good joke as much as anyone but these girls may have had the final moments of their lives in terror. I've heard those screams let them rest now in peace

    April 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Katie

    Just curious, i thought this story was about several bodies being found on a beach, not race and speeding tickets? But i could be wrong I am just a dumb hick from Alabama 🙂

    April 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Raven

    The story is about women who have lost their lives, someone's daughter, sister, aunt, mom, etc. There is a murderer on the loose in LI and other places around the country. The bottom line is that we are living in scary times and the best thing we can do is pay attention to our surroundings and try to get by in this God forsaken country the best way we can. My prayers go out to the families of these women and others that have met with such a brutal end. God bless and protect us all.......

    April 17, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. lesia

    This sound too familiar. A classmate of mine went to NY (from MD) in pursuit of a music career in the early 2000's. Her body washed up on the shore too...

    April 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Wendy

    This story came to mind when they arrested that cop in NYC for planing to kidnap and sell women. Anybody else?

    October 26, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
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