Remains Found on Long Island Shore Raise Questions About Serial Killer Tie

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WANTAGH, NY - DECEMBER 08:  A Long Island police officer sits at the entrance to a road where a search is continuing for human remains along a stretch of road that has already led to the discovery of 10 bodies on December 8, 2011 in Wantagh, New York.  Working from the theory of a single serial killer, police now believe they are closing in on the remains of a missing New Jersey prostitute whose disappearance led to the start of the search. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
WANTAGH, NY - DECEMBER 08: A Long Island police officer sits at the entrance to a road where a search is continuing for human remains along a stretch of road that has already led to the discovery of 10 bodies on December 8, 2011 in Wantagh, New York. Working from the theory of a single serial killer, police now believe they are closing in on the remains of a missing New Jersey prostitute whose disappearance led to the start of the search. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/2011 Getty Images

On Monday, the remains of a woman in her twenties wearing a gold pig necklace were found on a beach in Lattingtown, on Long Island’s north shore, raising suspicions that there may be a connection to bodies dumped near Gilgo Beach. Authorities in Nassau County have alerted Suffolk County police, who are leading the investigation into a possible serial killer, “that we have a victim near the water.” However, Det. Lt. John Azzata added, “there are other dissimilarities so it’s much too early to say that we definitely have a connection.” The remains of 24-year-old Shannan Gilbert, whose disappearance sparked the discovery of ten bodies on the beach, have been found, but more than two years later the murders remain unsolved.

Remains Found on LI May Be Tied to Serial Killer