Official: FBI Examines Pimp’s Laptop In Long Island Serial Killer Probe

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The exploration for additional remains and investigation into a possible serial killer on Long Island’s Gilgo Beach continued Thursday as search teams pursued the case by air,  land and sea.

Crews have uncovered at least 10 sets of human remains along the coastline in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, including a skull, the bones of a toddler and the remains of four missing prostitutes.

Police believe a serial killer took the lives of those women.

Nassau County Detective Lt. Kevin Smith said investigators were looking at 18 specific sites, but found nothing of “evidentiary value.”

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Akeem Cruz (credit: Cumberland County Police Department)

In addition, a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told the Associated Press that the FBI has searched the laptop of Akeem Cruz.  Court documents identified Cruz as a pimp, who posted ads online.

That official told the AP that Cruz was not a suspect in the prostitutes’ disappearance, but was last seen with Megan Waterman at a Holiday Inn Express in  Hauppauge last June.  Waterman was one of four dead prostitutes found along Ocean Parkway last December.

Cruz’ attorney, Robert Napolitano, didn’t immediately return a telephone message on Wednesday. He said earlier this week that his client — currently imprisoned in Maine for a cocaine conviction — would have granted permission for a search of his computer. Napolitano said his client has cooperated with investigators.

Former Nassau County prosecutor Bruce Barket told CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan about how the most recent discoveries — that included a human head and bones – have thrown a curveball at investigators.

“The difficulty, of course, if now that we have six other remains, apparently of dramatically different ages…and perhaps different genders,” said Barket, who believes two or more killers may have involved.

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The FBI flew in aircraft from Virginia with high-resolution imaging equipment.  The technology has the ability to verify or rule out suspicious objects and pinpoint evidence from thousands of feet away.

The planes have finished their work for the day and the photo scans are expected to take about 10 days to process. Officials said that anything deemed suspicious in those scans will checked by officers on foot.

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“The Aviation Bureau has identified a significant number of items that are not natural to that area,” said Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter.

Police said the items were found at Tobay Beach in Nassau county and they did not yet know if they were human remains.

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“It’s unknown at this time. That’s what were doing here today. We’re going to clarify what those items are. What they are not are natural,” said Krumpter.

“Collectively we hope to find the resources and find evidence here that will lead us to the apprehension of whoever committed these murders,” said Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano.

About six New York State police officers were also assisting in the ground search Thursday.

“We have information that was shared with us by Suffolk Ccounty. When they find something, a different piece of information, we extend down here into Nassau County and we look at the same areas they’re looking at,” said Capt. Louis Webber of the New York State Police.

Law enforcement sources told CBS News there may be two patterns and two killers, perhaps separating the first four and last six sets of remains.

The first remains found Monday morning were about 1.5 miles east of the entrance to Jones Beach on Long Island. Later in the day, a skull was found several miles away.

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“I’m not going to get into names for obvious reasons but we are doing a lot of interviews,” said Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer.

Investigators told CBS 2 about the profile they’re developing of a potential suspect. He is believed to be a white male between the ages of 25 and 40, intelligent, savvy and street smart.

Divers also returned to Hemlock Cove Thursday, where they worked in pairs along a grid between Oak and Gilgo beaches. the scuba teams searching for any evidence.

Their hours-long, grid-by-grid search for more remains and for Shannan Gilbert, whose disappearance first sparked the investigation, turned up empty on Wednesday.

Do you think there are multiple killers responsible for the bodies dumped by Long Island beaches? Leave a comment below.

  • tara

    I’ve recently worked out on long island and some weirdo calls repeatedly, like he gets off on you turning him away. I did one day in Long Island and honestly I’ve been an independent provider in the business for 4 years and I’ve never gotten “the creeps” just by someones method of speaking to me and hearing about what he was into.

    I flew home as quickly as I could, I hope and pray they catch the killer soon.

    Maybe one day the families of the victims’ will find some peace as well.

    Just because of what we doing for a living doesn’t make us any different, most if us have families and spouses etc.

  • GG

    I wouldn’t celebrate too quickly — the killings in Long Island AND Jersey are of the same pattern — and by the same individual — responsible for the Jennings 8 in Louisiana.

  • Zach Luschen

    This UNSUB is likely the most dangerous kind. I suspect that if for certainty the UNSUB is in law enforcement….he would have been born with psychopathy. Not to forget psychopaths are very deceiving and manipulative. He’s born with an abnormal psyche, not made. he might have never went through any abuse or trauma in his life, appeared to be normal and is very much blended in society to the extent regarding to his background, personality and behavior that there is no noticeable reason to be afraid of him. The classic Jekyll/Hyde personality. Is nice, friendly, and glib on the outside but on the inside is mean, cold-hearted, viscious, and diabolical. I had read that there was a cop in Florida during the 1970’s who turned out to be a serial killer leading a double life. As a cop is an authority figure who is sworn under oath to protect citizens abiding the law. But on the other side, is a dark and evil side of his personality where he would be a murderer. I would look at all possibilities among prior known solved serial crime cases. It’s no different from the fact that you can have an FBI agent selling U.S. government classified information to a foreign intelligence agency. This is the most frightening thing about psychopaths, they can hide their dark side very well and would not deem any kind of suspicion to almost virtually anyone whom they know or don’t know.

  • Peter Emil Gonick

    I attempted to turn in potential serial murder info to NYC Broadway Manhatten F.B.I. office prior to 9/11/2011 but was virtualy given the Finger. Peter Emil Gonick

  • Peter Emil Gonick

    I attempted to turn in potential serial murder info prior to 9/11/2001 but was given the brushoff. Peter Emil Gonick

  • T.T.

    I agree with Scott and Jeanie. My theory…it is 2 or more people with no connection to each other. One set of bodies was much older and more decayed.
    Perhaps also the child was from something completely separate? Who knows?

    I use to jog with my toddler down by those beaches every week…Until last Decemeber.
    Sometimes we would run into people who seem a bit too creepy. I think it is a much older male…not 25-40. The creeps who try to talk to me down there, are around 55-65. Men who are alone and want to chat way too much with somebody they have never met before.
    I used to get freaked out sometimes with the feeling of being followed. Hear stuff behind me and see noboby. It was strange. I would check out who works or hangs out down by the lighthouse. Who walks that boardwalk every day? Check out any weirdos staring at kids or taking photos in the playground over there. Do you ever notice an older man, out of place, all alone, staring at kids & not with a child of their own?

  • kendra

    i really thank god that some1 finally caught up to this person…but i tell ya when he goes to jail he not going to get any sempathy from any1 cause they might make him there b in there cause no1 takes kindly to women being raped in so long buddy..

  • sue deyo

    I really feel that Doctors house that she ran from . He should be investigated to the fullest extent. Why would that poor girl be running and screaming he is trying to kill me, It would have to be him, or a pimp running after her In his interview he said , I am a husband and Father , So “Wht the hell are you doing calling a prostitute off Craigs List . Low Life Dr or not. .Maybe he worked and payed the Pimp to find him someone to kill and he pays him to find the girls and bring them to him. and he or this pimp desposes of them. Until we know the cause of dealth and time frame we can speculate forever . TG. they now know so others are aware . How sd for the familie of these girls . Maybe they could have met this killer at a bar or resturant . He lives in the area and takes them there on the beach rapes and kills them. He than desposes of them and lives his life as usual . Scary !!!!

    • linda's diary

      A “john” could have called her to any address, and hid outside somewhere to ambush her, knowing when she’d be arriving, then jump out and grab her.

      Did the Dr.actually meet with her? If so, and then she disappeared right after,seems strange they are believing his story.
      Do Drs get a special license to kill in Siffulk County?
      also,the angry phone calls to the victims sister says he was angry….maybe because he almost got caught?



  • Evelyn R

    Jeannie…gang related? I dont think so the police would have probably already mentioned it…

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    I bet the killer is here posting and laughing at all the CSI groupies ..

  • nathan

    paul your comment has been reported and will be removed. sorry you are a loser.

  • Bret Easton E.

    Yeah…maybe there is more than one, who knows… it will probably end up being some weirdo bisexual BodyBuilder who has multiple personality disorders, and confidence issues, and who watches a lot of serial killer movies…hopefully the cops are gathering more info and start making some arrests…

  • Jeannie

    Most serial killers are white males……….. If this is a serial killer he could be traveling along the eastern coast. Take a look at how many young females are missing in Maryland from 2008 – 2011…………..

    Check just Baltimore at the number of young black females that are missing and look at the areas they disappeared from. Most were near a main highway or interstate………….

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