The latest search for human remains in the Gilgo Beach serial killer investigation came up empty, according to police, and no further searches along Ocean Parkway and the Robert Moses Causeway beach areas are planned.
New York State Troopers, along with members of the Suffolk County Police Department's homicide task force, spent three hours Tuesday morning reviewing specific sites near Captree Island. Aerial photographs of the barrier beach area taken using high definition cameras in April prompted the latest search.
No human remains were found, State Trooper Frank Bandiero told Patch, and there are no plans at this point for any further search activity. Suffolk Police said there are no new developments in the serial killer case or the separate investigations of the remains of four other individuals recently found in the area.
The search is part of the continuing investigation into the murders of four young women whose remains were discovered in December 2010, and a total of eight sets of remains uncovered during beach searches in the past seven months. Police have called the four women’s deaths the work of a serial killer.
It was a Suffolk County Police canine unit search on December 11, 2010, tied to the still missing Shannon Gilbert, that uncovered the remains of the first young woman, Megan Waterman, a 22-year-old Maine woman reported missing from Hauppauge in May 2010. Gilbert was last seen May 1, 2010, leaving the community of Oak Beach.
For a complete timeline regarding the serial killer case and police effort since December click here.