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Gilgo Beach murders: Beaches dumping ground for dead bodies

As many as three separate killers are using the barrier beaches off Long Island as a dumping ground for dead bodies.

As many as three separate killers are using the barrier beaches off Long Island as a dumping ground for dead bodies, Suffolk County officials announced yesterday, in a shocking update to the Gilgo Beach serial killer case.

Just yesterday, police identified some of the six sets of remains they found on the beaches off Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach. Police identified remains found in March as body parts of Jessica Taylor, 20, who had allegedly been working as a prostitute. Her body was found decapitated and without hands and a forearm in nearby Manorville in July 2003.

Police recovered Taylor’s missing head, hands and forearm along Ocean Parkway on March 29, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota. Taylor worked as a prostitute in Manhattan and Washington, D.C., before she went missing, he said.

Another woman was found buried in November 2000 in Manorville, Spota said, also similarly dismembered. Spota said the head, right foot and hands of this victim were discovered by searchers along Ocean Parkway on April 4. She has yet to be identified.

The way both women were killed is “distinctly dissimilar” to the four dead prostitutes found earlier this year at Gilgo Beach, said Spota — meaning a second serial killer is likely using the area as a dumping ground, he said.

And even a third killer may also be using the area to dispose of corpses. Human remains discovered April 4 along Ocean Parkway are those of an Asian man in his late teens or early 20s, said officials. Spota said although there are indications he died violently, “the cause of death is radically different from all of the other remains found to date,” he said.

Baby found among remains

Police confirmed that the skeletal remains of a toddler, believed to be girl, were also found on April 4 with other remains off Ocean Parkway. The girl was approximately 18 to 24 months old and her body was wrapped in a blanket, betraying no apparent signs of injury or trauma. The cause of death has not yet been determined.


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