December 17th, 2011
04:37 PM ET

NY remains are identified as those of Shannan Gilbert

A New York medical examiner's office said Saturday that a body discovered this week along a remote stretch of Long Island beach was that of Shannan Gilbert, the missing New Jersey woman whose disappearance led investigators to 10 sets of human remains and the hunt for a possible serial killer.

Gilbert, 24, vanished in May 2010 after visiting a client. Police say the Jersey City resident advertised for prostitution services on websites, such as Craigslist.

Her body was uncovered Tuesday in the wooded marshes of Suffolk County's Oak Beach. The cause of her death has not yet been determined, Suffolk County police said in a statement Saturday.

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  1. gung hoe

    Wow thats a long time

    December 17, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    Wow thats a long time.Dont seem like there couldve been much more than bones

    December 17, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sigh

    Probably why the cause of death is undetermined.

    December 17, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Yemini Cricket

    Damn. I was hoping she'd never be found.

    December 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    Condolences to Shannons family.
    I thought this serial killer had called from one of the girls phones to her sister, I wonder if they could locate where the serial killer called from.

    December 17, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steph

      They tried but unfortunately the individual knew what he was doing because he called in very public locations where it was hard to track him. Scary. I hope they catch this guy soon.

      December 28, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. rooney

    I hope Shannan's family and friends can find some closure now that they have her remains. It's a shame it doesn't seem like they are any closer to finding who's responsible for the crimes. They can't even agree on whether it was one murderer or unrelated incidents.

    December 17, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Steph

    My heart goes out to Shannan's family and friends as well as to the multiple families that are coping with the loss of their loved ones by this individual.

    December 28, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. CLGM

    That's terrible news. My condolences to all the families of those murdered women. At least they can now lay her to rest.

    January 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |