5th Gilgo Beach Body Not Shannan Gilbert

on April 1, 2011 in Unsubs, Victimology by

Suffolk County Police confirmed that the body found this week on Gilgo Beach was not that of Shannan Gilbert, who has been missing since last May. They did not reveal how they knew this, but family members of Gilbert suspect is was the jaw on the body found. Gilbert had previously injured hers in a way that would have been easy to detect.

Police are working under the assumption that the body found this week is related to the four found last December.


  • Beth Niska says:

    The seclusion of the sites that the bodies were found makes me wonder if the killer was revisiting the women. Now that his “dump site” has been discovered, he will have to find a new one.

    • Brian Combs says:

      That wouldn’t surprise me. Both Ridgway and Bundy did this.

      Ridgway, especially, considered the bodies as “his”. He knew that some of them would eventually be found, but by using clusters, he could keep track of which bodies had been found and which hadn’t.

  • Linda says:

    Gilgo Beach is not that secluded.

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