Police now say the remains found on Tuesday night are definitely those of a human.
Suffolk County Police have confirmed to CBS 2 they have found what they believe are human remains on Gilgo Beach. Authorities were still at the scene late Tuesday night combing over evidence.
An agent filed an application seeking access to a laptop belonging to Brooklyn resident Akeem Cruz, who was one of the last people to have been with 22-year-old Megan Waterman, who disappeared after traveling to Hauppauge.
Officials say the bodies were identified as three women who worked as prostitutes or escorts and advertised their services online. They were all living in the New York area.
One of the bodies discovered in an isolated area of Gilgo Beach last month has been positively identified as a Maine woman who disappeared last June.
Investigators who helped catch serial killer Joel Rifkin have been brought in to assist in the case of four dead women found in Suffolk County.
Police say science will lead investigators to solve the case of a possible serial killer on Long Island.
Who are they? Police revealed Friday the bodies found on Long Island may not be those of missing prostitutes. Now they hope new clues will lead them to the victims’ identities.
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer said State Police have joined in the bodies investigation, and assured residents that “Jack The Ripper” is not on the loose.
Police say the four bodies discovered near Long Island’s Gilgo Beach were all women. Now, one family is waiting to hear if their missing daughter was one of the victims.
Crime scene investigators worked late into the rainy night on Monday, digging into what emerged as a sandy graveyard.