Gilgo Beach Serial Killer

Demographic Info

Gilgo Beach in Long Island became the dumping site for a serial killer (or killers) in 2010. As of April 13, 2011, the remains of ten people have been found. All that have been identified were prostitutes using services like Craigslist to find clients. One of the bodies found was that of a toddler.

Searching of the area around Gilgo Beach resumes occasionally.

Some investigators theorize that the Eastbound Strangler and the Gilgo Beach Serial Killer are the same unsub.

Blog Posts

Nassau County Remains may be Linked to Gilgo Beach

on January 24th, 2013 in Unsubs by | 3 Comments

Police said yesterday that the remains of a young woman found near the water on the north shore of Nassau County may be connected to those found on and around Gilgo Beach. Nassau Homicide Squad Detective Lt. John Azzata said: Obviously, we’re near the water, [Gilgo] bodies were found near…

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Cause of Death for Shannan Gilbert Ruled Inconclusive

on May 2nd, 2012 in Unsubs by | No Comments

The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office ruled Tuesday that Shannan Gilbert’s cause of death as inconclusive. As a result, the homicide investigation officially remains open. The investigators’ leading theory, at least publicly, is that she accidentally drowned after running into a quicksand-like marsh in a panic. Shannan’s family continues to…

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Second Body Found in Manorville

on March 22nd, 2012 in Unsubs by | No Comments

A second body was found in Manorville Wednesday. Suffolk County Police say a jogger discovered the body in the woods in Manorville Hills County Park. It was found not far from where a body was found last month. This is the same general area where portions of two women were…

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Episode 060: Interview with Scott Bonn

on March 14th, 2012 in Interviews, Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers, Unsubs by | 3 Comments

We’re taking a brief break from Pee Wee Gaskins to have our first interview show. Our guest today is Scott Bonn, a criminology professor and expert on serial killers and the media. Doc Bonn and I discussed issues such as serial killer myths, why people are fascinated by serial murder,…

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New Suffolk County Police Commander Suspects Multiple Killers at Gilgo Beach

on March 11th, 2012 in Unsubs by | No Comments

Jack Fitzpatrick, the new Suffolk County Police Commissioner says he believes multiple killers are responsible for the ten bodies found on and around Gilgo Beach. Fitzpatrick took over the job March 1st. This is in contrast to his predecessor, Richard Dormer, who thought there was just one killer. Suffolk County…

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Possible Victim of Gilgo Beach Serial Killer Found

on February 19th, 2012 in Unsubs by | No Comments

Skeletal remains have been in found in Manorville, New York, not far from where partial remains of four victims were found between 2000 and 2003. Other parts of two of these victims were found last spring near Gilgo Beach about 40 miles away. Undergrowth suggested that the body in Manorville…

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Report: Police have Identified Gilgo Beach Suspect

on February 2nd, 2012 in Unsubs by | 1 Comment

The source is the Weekly World News, so take this with a grain of salt, but there are reports that the Nassau County Police Department has identified a suspect in the case of the bodies dumped on and around Gilgo Beach. According to Elsa Akesson, who references an unnamed Nassau…

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New Sketch of Gilgo Beach Victim Released

on January 8th, 2012 in Unsubs by | No Comments

Investigators in Suffolk Beach released a new sketch of a victim in the Gilgo Beach Serial Killings. The victim’s skull was found last spring among the ten sets of remains found on and around Gilgo Beach. He legs were found on Fire Island in 1996. The drawing is by sketch…

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Remains of Shannan Gilbert Positively Identified

on December 17th, 2011 in Unsubs by | No Comments

A spokesperson for the Suffolk County Police said today that the remains found earlier this week in a marsh near Oak Beach, Long Island have been confirmed to be those of Shannan Gilbert. Cause of death has not yet been determined. The search for Shannan’s remains resulted in the discovery…

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DA Disputs Single Killer Theory for Gilgo Beach

on December 15th, 2011 in Law Enforcement, Unsubs by | No Comments

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota told legislators at a county hearing that he believes more than one killer may be responsible for the ten sets of human remains found on and around Gilgo Beach. Spota made specific reference to the male victim, who was found dressed in women’s clothing…

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