Gilgo Beach Killer is Forensically Awareon April 9, 2011 in Unsubs by Brian Combs
According to people familiar with the case, the unsub who left bodies on and near Gilgo Beach has shown significant forensic awareness and sophisticated understanding of police techniques.
A series of taunting phone calls was made to the teenaged sister of one of the victims. These calls, which police suspect were made by the offender, were made from extremely crowded places in New York City, such as Madison Square Garden and Times Square.
As a result, picking the offender out on the video from surveillance cameras was basically impossible.
He also kept the calls under three minutes. By keeping the calls short, the NYPD was unable to pinpoint the caller’s location and find him. They were trying to do so during the call on at least four occasions.
There are also reports that he used disposable cellphones to contact the four prostitutes who have been identified. This would make it impossible to track back to the unsub through these contacts.
Some investigators say the offender could be in law enforcement himself, either currently or in the past.
Or, he might just read a lot of true crime.