Monday, April 18, 2011

Search Resumes In Hunt For LI Serial Killers Victims

Investigators have resumed their search for remains of victims of serial killers on Long Island near Jones Beach.

Authorities said identifying the human remains already recovered is crucial to this case.

"We're waiting for the forensic analysis of the remains that have been recently found in Suffolk County as well as those found in Nassau County. When we get those answers, as soon as we possibly can, we will make that information available," Dominick Varrone, Suffolk Police Chief of Detectives, said.

Eight sets of human remains have been discovered in Suffolk County. Bones and a skull were recovered in two separate locations, several miles down the road in Nassau County this week.

Only four of those bodies have been identified. All were women who vanished between July 2007 and September of last year.

There's still no trace of Shannan Gilbert, whose disappearance last year prompted the search that uncovered the bodies.

If there are others, investigators are hoping that a series of over-flights with a high-tech FBI imaging device will find them.

"These flyovers maybe able to identify skeletal remains that we have not located," Varrone said.

Varrone said the flyover is expected to happen on Monday.
The search was put on hold yesterday as bad weather, including thunderstorms and torrential rains, pummeled the region and technical difficulties kept the FBI helicopter grounded. The FAA has issued a no-fly zone in the vicinity of Jones Beach so as to give the FBI helicopter unfettered access to the region.

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