A lawyer for the family says he sent a letter to the Justice Department requesting that the FBI take over the investigation into Gilbert’s death as well the deaths of 10 other victims believed to be murdered by a serial killer.
The Suffolk County Medical Examiner made the identification on Saturday, but police say an exact cause of death has not yet been determined.
Shannan Gilbert was the catalyst for what has become Long Island’s largest homicide investigation. Police now not only believe that they have found her body, but that her death was accidental.
In a split with police, the Suffolk County district attorney says he isn’t convinced that one killer is responsible for 10 bodies discovered along a seaside parkway.
There has been a major discovery in the Long Island serial killer investigation. Investigators believe they have found the remains of missing prostitute Shannan Gilbert, whose disappearance led to a series of grisly discoveries.
Authorities believe the remains of Shannan Gilbert are likely in one of the Oak Beach drainage canals, not far from where investigators found some of her personal items last week.
Nearly 1 Year Since Discovery Of Remains On Gilgo Beach, Police Still Looking For Single Killing Suspect
A candlelight vigil is planned for Tuesday along Ocean Parkway where the remains of the ten victims were found.
Thursday’s search turned up nothing, but investigators say they believe they are close to finding her.
Thursday’s activity turned up nothing, but officials said they will return on Friday to continue their search and believe they are close to finding Gilbert.
Police now say they believe that Gilbert was hysterical the May 2010 night she disappeared and fell and drowned in a marshy area near Oak Beach.
CBS 2′s Jennifer McLogan, citing sources, reported that a number of tips came in to authorities following a television documentary titled “Long Island Serial Killer” that aired Monday.
About three dozen local and state police along with cadaver dogs resumed the search for missing escort Shannan Gilbert in desolate areas along Ocean Parkway in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Investigators say they believe a single serial killer is responsible for all ten murders and that the suspect may be from Long Island.
Police investigating the discovery of 10 sets of human remains along Ocean Parkway on Long Island are using a new tool – law enforcement websites.
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer announced Tuesday that seven of the 10 victims may have been prostitutes — including an Asian male who was found in women’s clothing.