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) 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.