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.
In a statement, Jack Fitzpatrick said he believes that based on the available information, it is very unlikely that one person committed all 10 murders.
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.
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 on Long Island are resuming their search for a New Jersey prostitute whose disappearance led to the eventual discovery of 10 bodies along a remote barrier beach.
Investigators say they believe a single serial killer is responsible for all ten murders and that the suspect may be from Long Island.
The latest act of vandalism comes in the wake of last week’s bias incidents on Ocean Parkway.
At least three cars were torched and dozens of pieces of anti-Semitic graffiti were plastered along benches along Ocean Parkway between Avenues I and J early Friday morning.