A New Jersey woman last seen in Oak Beach on May 1, 2010 remains missing and is not among the three bodies found this week during the police search at Gilgo and Oak Beach.
Suffolk Police issued a press statement late Tuesday afternoon and said the search for bodies, which now totals eight, will continue on Wednesday along Ocean Parkway from the Robert Moses Causeway to the Nassau County line.
Yesterday, just about five hours into the search, which included canine units, police recruits on foot and aerial searching using local fire department tower ladders, police found three more sets of human remains that officials said had been at the location for some time.
The discovery came a week after the fifth set was discovered about a mile east of where four bodies were first found in mid December, 2010.
According to Gilbert's family, the missing woman has a metal plate along her left jaw line. That, along with the fact that the medical examiner teams have DNA helped make for a fast determination in the identification process.
Police have not provided any more details about the last set of remains. It took several weeks in early 2011 for police to identify the first four bodies found. All were young, white women who worked as Craigslist escorts, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney. A North Babylon woman was among the group and the remaining three lived off Long Island.