There are so many levels of WTH in this story…
The search resumes Tuesday in an area near Gilgo Beach on Long Island, New York, after officials found the remains of eight people while searching for a missing New Jersey woman.
Shannan Gilbert, 24, of Jersey City has been missing since May and was last seen alive in the Gilgo Beach area. As authorities searched for clues about her disappearance last year, they uncovered the bodies of four prostitutes in various stages of decomposition.
An additional body was found March 29 off Ocean Parkway, west of Cedar Beach.
When medical examination determined they were not Gilbert’s remains, the police continued to search. On Monday, they found the remains of three additional people.
Police say the hunt for a potential serial killer continues, as does the search for Gilbert, who, like the women whose bodies have been found, advertised for prostitution services on such sites as Craigslist.
The first four bodies were discovered stuffed into bushes on a quarter-mile stretch of waterfront property on Oak Beach, indicating “they were dumped there by the same person or persons,” said Richard Dormer, Suffolk County Police commissioner, in December. “It’s too coincidental that there were four bodies in the same location.”
The remains of the fifth body were found about a mile from where the other corpses were discovered, he said, refusing to disclose exactly where the three additional remains were found on Monday.