Families of Gilgo Beach victims to hold vigil

OAK BEACH - The families of three murdered Craigslist prostitutes, whose bodies were discovered on Gilgo Beach along with seven other victims, came to the Island looking for closure today.

The mother and brother of one of the victims, Megan Waterman, traveled from Maine to announce that they, and families of the other victims, will be holding a vigil tomorrow beginning at around 11 a.m. at Gilgo Beach.

Lorraine Ela's 22-year-old daughter disappeared last June after meeting a client for sex in Hauppauge.

Waterman's remains were identified in January as one of the victims of a suspected South Shore serial killer.

Lynn Barthelemy, the mother of Melissa Barthelemy, whose body was discovered on Gilgo Beach, also traveled to Long Island today. She says last month, she got a call from the coroner's office informing her that another part of her daughter's remains was recovered.

As many as 10 sets of remains have been recovered, but there is still no sign of missing New Jersey woman Shannan Gilbert, whose disappearance set off the search.

Police: Bone found at Gilgo Beach doesn't appear to be humanPolice eye serial killer in Gilgo Beach slayings

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