AMITYVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A graveside funeral service was held Thursday for a Jersey City woman whose disappearance led to a suspected serial killer’s dumping ground on Long Island.
Shannan Gilbert, a 24-year-old escort, disappeared on May 1, 2010.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Timeline Of Rare October Nor'easter Soaking Tri-State Area
Her remains were found in a marsh on Oak Beach in December 2011.
Investigators then found the remains of 10 other women along Ocean Parkway. They suspect a serial killer is responsible, but don’t believe Gilbert’s death is linked to the others.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Officials Hoping To Avoid Repeat Of Ida With Preparations For Nor'easter
Gilbert’s mother, Mari, and her attorney dispute police assertions that Gilbert’s death was not connected to that of the other 10. Police theorized she may have drowned in a marsh.
Local funeral directors donated their services for the funeral.
Gilbert was buried in Amityville Cemetery.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Man Shot Inside Union Square Subway Station
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