More Than One Person Dumped Bodies on Long Island Beach

WANTAGH, NY - APRIL 11: Nassau County Police use a bucket lift at a crime scene where they found additional remains on Tuesday morning that have yet to be identified as human during a search on Jones Beach Island on April 11, 2011 in Nassau County, New York. Working on the theory that a single serial killer may be in the New York area, the police found three additional sets of human remains last Monday bringing the total number of bodies found in the area to eight. It is believed that most of the remains are female and that some of the women were working as prostitutes. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images/2011 Getty Images

Well, this is odd and disturbing: Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said today that at least two different killers have dumped a total of eight different sets of human remains (many of them prostitutes) in a stretch of Jones Beach Island in Suffolk County. The newest victims that investigators have found include an "Asian male in his late teens or early 20s" who "appeared to have died a violent death" and a "toddler, likely a girl" whose "body was found wrapped in a blanket with no obvious signs of trauma." Two other bodies have been found on the beach in Nassau County. [NYT, NYDN, NYP]