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Authorities To Expand Search In Gilgo Beach Remains Probe

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An aerial view of police cars near Gilgo Beach and Ocean Parkway on Long Island. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

An aerial view of police cars near Gilgo Beach and Ocean Parkway on Long Island. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police investigating the case of a possible serial killer on Long Island plan to expand their search beyond where authorities have discovered 10 sets of human remains.

State police say they will begin searching the southern Wantagh State Parkway from Merrick Road to Ocean Parkway beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday.

Trooper Glenn Rodriguez says investigators are trying to be as thorough as possible.

He says the new search will continue for an undetermined amount of time.

Authorities have been investigating since sets of human remains were found along Ocean Parkway near Oak Beach in December. They had been looking for missing New Jersey prostitute Shannon Gilbert, who last seen in the area a year ago.

She has not been found, but four other bodies have been identified.

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