NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — 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 in the disappearance of 24-year-old Shannan Gilbert. So far there is no connection between what authorities think they have found and Gilbert.

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The New Jersey woman was last seen in the area not far from where investigators discovered the bodies of four other women in their 20s. A serial killer is suspected, but no arrests have been made.

Earlier in the day police were searching at Long Island’s Oak Beach.

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WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported seeing helicopters, cadaver dogs and police officers  searching an area of Oak Beach, which is approximately three miles from Gilgo Beach .

Officer Looking for Remains in Oak Beach, LI (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Police had told WCBS 880 they plan to return to the area in spring when the ground was not frozen to continue their search.

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Please stay with CBSNewYork.com on Wednesday morning for more on this developing story.