The Risso’s dolphin is a 9-foot, 600-pound female. Staff from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation made the rescue Thursday near Oak Beach with help from the Coast Guard.
It’s been two years since four bodies were found along Ocean Parkway that launched a massive investigation into a suspected serial killer on Long Island.
Authorities have released the autopsy results of Shannan Gilbert, the New Jersey prostitute whose body was discovered near where 10 other victims of a suspected serial killer were found along Ocean Parkway.
Police say the remains were found along Ocean Parkway in April 2011 and are connected to remains found on Blue Point Beach, Fire Island in April 1996.
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.