Three other victims of Long Island’s Craigslist Killer revealed
Number of victims of Long Island killer rises to nine
New York City authorities have now discovered nine bodies in the same coastal area in Long Island since December 2010. Police believe the killings are the work of a new "Craiglist Killer" targeting prostitutes who advertise on the online classifieds website.
The police had been searching for a missing woman, Shannan Gilbert from Jersey City, in December when they discovered the bodies of four prostitutes buried close together, all wrapped in burlap.
Suffolk County Police Commissioner, Richard Dormer who was born in County Laois, said they suspect a body they found last week is that of Shannan Gilbert. They have her DNA on file and should be able to identify her quickly. Her body was found 1.5 kilometers east of the first four.
Dormer said that investigators have resumed a full search recruiting police academy cadets, volunteer firefighters and canine teams. The area is covered in sea grass and pine trees. Dormer said at least 20 police officers have come into contact with poison ivy and deer ticks.
New York City medical examiner's office is assisting Suffolk County in identifying the four next bodies found.
Gilbert was last seen on May 1, 2010. She had just seen a client that she met through Craigslist. She met her client at Oak Beach, a gated seaside community. A resident of the enclave said that at 4.45am that morning Gilbert had come to their door crying for help. When the resident tried to call the police, the woman fled.
A few moments later a man in a sport utility vehicle drove past the house looking for the woman. He then took off. The neighbor did not see the woman or the man again. Gilbert's client was investigated but was cleared by the police.
The first four victims discovered by the police at Gilgo Beach have been identified as Amber Lynn Costello (27) originally of Wilmington, North Carolina; Megan Waterman (22) of Scarborough, Maine; Maureen Brainard-Barnes (28) of Norwich, Connecticut; and Melissa Barthelemy (24) of Buffalo, New York.
The police do not have any suspects. The community in the quiet seaside community is shocked by what is being uncovered. Speaking to the New York Times Melanie Englert, a local who was driving through the area while the bodies were being transported said "I saw them unloading big cardboard boxes and going into the brush and I said, ‘Oh boy,’…It’s super shocking. I can’t believe it."
Brendan Byrne who lives close by the dump site said the police had being searching in their backyards over the last few days. He said "My fiancée sent me a text that said: ‘They’re in our backyard. Literally.’”
- An open letter in strong defence of capitalism.
- Sarah Palin is saving Christmas
- Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent...
- Gay teacher fired from Catholic school after...
- Virginia governor slammed by doctor over...
- Top Christmas Irish ads that will be bring...
- Irish drugs mule to escape full trial and...
- Gay wedding cakes latest target of anti-gay...
- Irish radio presenter suspended after anti-Isra
- Nelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning.
I just can't get my mind around the expressed antipathy here toward Israel. Sinn Fein...yeah, of course. But how does any civilized Western nation, wGay wedding cakes latest target of anti-gay bigots
I run a butcher shop here in Virginia. Recently, a family of cannibals came into my business and asked for service. I politely refused. They were verRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Barry You are your own worst enemy. You advocate for more cheap labor and bemoan being underpaid. The greater the pool of prospective employees, the lAn open letter in strong defence of capitalism to Pope Francis
Eiriamach- If you believe in the Gospel as you quote from your version "But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to