Suffolk Police are investigating the discovery of a body in a wooded area in Manorville and the gender is yet undetermined, according to police.
The body was reported by a jogger on Wednesday. Homicide detectives are investigating and were not available late Wednesday night to answer questions regarding whether it may be related to the Gilgo serial killer investigation that is ongoing, according to the police information office.
Police are continuing the two-year investigation of the Gilgo serial killer case, which includes remains found strewn between the barrier beach and Manorville over the period of nearly two decades. There are at least 10 victims in the case and county law enforcement is divided over whether the killings are the work of one killer or more than one killer.
The body discovered today was found in Manorville Hills County Park in Manorville.
According to police, the scene is being processed by homicide squad detectives and personnel from the Suffolk County Crime Lab and the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. '
An autopsy will be performed, said police.
Last month a body was found in Manorville and police declined at that time to comment on whether the remains found a quarter of a mile west of Wading River Road were tied to Gilgo serial killer investigation.
The Suffolk County Police Information Office instituted a no-comment on the serial killer case shortly after county leadership brought in a new police commissioner in January.
In late 2011 former Police Commissioner Richard Dormer stood by his initial statement in 2011 that the killings of 10 victims was the work of one person while current Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota went on record later in the year stating he believed the murders were the work of more than one killer.
During 2011 two Gilgo victims’ body parts were found a short distance from the Wading River Road site.
One is an unidentified woman tagged as Jane Doe No. 6 whose torso and left foot were found first in Manorville in 2000 and whose head, hands and right foot were found Gilgo in April, 2011. The victim was an adult white woman between the ages of 18 and 40 and stood about 5 foot 2 inches. A medical examiner database report states the victim’s right and left nasal bones had been fractured and healed. Police have stated the victim had a tattoo on her right ankle but the database report does not indicate that.
The partial remains of Jessica Taylor were found in Manorville in 2003 and her head was found in Gilgo Beach in 2011.