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

Shannan Gilbert’s Remains Believed to be Found

on December 13th, 2011 in Unsubs by | No Comments

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer told the media Tuesday that they have found remains that the believe are likely those of missing prostitute Shannan Gilbert. Said Dormer: Of course we will not know for sure it is Shannan until the medical examiner confirms whether the remains belong to her….

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Update on Shannan Gilbert Search

on December 8th, 2011 in Unsubs by | 6 Comments

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer said Wednesday that while no remains of Shannan Gilbert were found, they did find her clothing, a cellphone, and a pocketbook with an ID. They believe Shannan drowned, and has nothing to do with the ten bodies found on nearby Gilgo Beach. Said Dormer:…

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Report: Remains Found Near Spot Where Shannan Gilbert Disappeared

on December 6th, 2011 in Unsubs by | No Comments

NBC New York is reporting that remains and clothing were found Tuesday in a marsh near the last place Shannan Gilbert was seen. The remains have not been identified. Apparently, they were found in knee-deep water. No other details are available at this time. Unlike previous searches, this search was…

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Latest Gilgo Beach Search Yields No Leads

on December 6th, 2011 in Unsubs by | No Comments

A six hour search along Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach revealed no new clues in the investigation into the deaths of ten bodies that have been found in the area over the last year. The search centered on 90 “points of interest” that resulted from FBI aerial photography taken of…

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Gilgo Beach Search Back On

on December 5th, 2011 in Unsubs by | No Comments

Investigators returned to Gilgo Beach Monday morning both to search for Shannan Gilbert as well as for clues to the serial killer believed to be dumping bodies in the area. The focus is along Ocean Parkway. They have been waiting for improved weather conditions, although the area was shrouded in…

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Investigators: Single Killer Responsible for Bodies at Gilgo Beach

on November 30th, 2011 in Unsubs by | No Comments

Nearly a year after they began finding bodies on and near Gilgo Beach on Long Island, investigators now say they believe a single killer is responsible for all ten victims. Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer said: Our theory is the serial killer is working alone. The sex workers dumped…

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Update from Gilgo Beach

on September 20th, 2011 in Unsubs by | No Comments

Police in Suffolk County today released sketches of two victims whose remains were found near Gilgo Beach on Long Island.

The Asian man was found wearing women’s clothing. This has lead cops to suspect he may have been working as a prostitute.

He was slightly built, between 17 and 23 years old, and about 5’6″ tall. He was missing his molars in both jaws, as well as one of his top front teeth. He is believed to have died between five and ten years ago.

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Media Briefing Today about Gilgo Beach

on September 20th, 2011 in Unsubs by | No Comments

Suffolk Police Commission Richard Dormer will brief the media today at 11am Eastern regarding his department’s investigation into of the remains of ten people found along Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach. Only five of the remains have been identified. Jewelry and personal effects will be shown in hopes of identifying…

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Episode 046: Questions & Answers II

on September 16th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Pop Culture, Serial Killers by | No Comments

This week, we’re having our second Questions and Answers episode. The questions we’ll answer are: How many serial killers are active at any one time? What do you think of the cultural hero-worship of some serial killers? Why do so many killers have three names? Are there many serial killers…

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Episode 040: Modus Operandi, Ritual Behavior, and Signature

on August 5th, 2011 in Law Enforcement, Podcast Episodes, Pop Culture, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 2 Comments

Charles Albright removed the eyeballs of his victims. The Zodiac Killer signed his letters with a distinctive mark that included a cross and a circle. Richard Ramirez drew Satanic pentagrams on the walls of his victims’ homes, and sometimes on their bodies. The Boston Strangler tied his ligatures into birthday…

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