Monday, April 11, 2011

Search Continues For Long Island Serial Killer and His Victims

Law enforcement is continuing its expanded search for victims along the South Shore of Long Island near the Nassau/Suffolk County border and Jones Beach. The searches are being carried out with tremendous care and urgency because the spring foliage is likely to hinder searching the area.

And some sources in law enforcement are raising the specter that the serial killer may be involved in law enforcement in some fashion (akin to Dexter in the tv show).

Then, there are reports that the serial killer apparently called the sister of one of his victims.
"I just don't understand why he chose many other girls and how many other families...why was I chosen, why was I taunted?" she told "Good Morning America" today. The teenager was shown in silhouette and spoke on the condition that she not be identified out of growing fears for her safety.

Her older sister, Melissa Barthelemy, disappeared in July 2009. Her body was found in December on Gilgo Beach in New York's Long Island area along with the bodies of three other women. All found women were prostitutes who advertised on Craigslist, police said.

Four more bodies were found earlier this month, including what the New York Post claims may be the body of a child. Those victims have yet to be identified. In addition, police are still searching for the body of Shannan Gilbert, a woman who also advertised sexual services on Craigslist and was last seen near Gilgo Beach.
One of the victims may have been a child, according to the New York Post. If that's the case, then it wouldn't appear to fit the profile of a serial killer - or at least the one involved with the disappearances of many of the women. However, it is possible that the serial killer targeted a young woman who fit his profile, and that the woman had a child with her. Still, the disappearance of a child is likely to elicit more reports than we have seen to date and law enforcement needs to get all the help it can from the public as well. If you've seen something, say something to law enforcement tip lines. More lives depend on it.

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