Investigators working to ID Gilgo Beach bodies

A week after the first body was found on Gilgo Beach, followed by the discovery of three more bodies, police are trying to determine the

GILGO BEACH - A week after the first body was found on Gilgo Beach, followed by the discovery of three more bodies, police are trying to determine the victims' identities and find the person who dumped their remains.At first, police believed the female bodies could have been those of two missing Craigslist escorts, 22-year-old Megan Waterman, of Maine, and 23-year-old Shannan Gilbert, of New Jersey. However, over the past week, forensic testing established that the two women were not among the victims. Yesterday, police and cadaver dogs again scoured a 10-mile stretch of Ocean Parkway, but after failing to find any additional human remains, they wrapped up their search.Detectives are now looking at thousands of missing persons' cases and waiting for the results of DNA tests on the four bodies.Investigators say it could take weeks to identify the victims and determine the causes of death. Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

LI Talks: Cold-case crimesPress conference regarding bodies found near Gilgo beach Body search expands to Jones Beach areaPolice: Preliminary results show bodies are female

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

A new report from an environmental research group 1 Report: Rising sea levels could threaten thousands of LI homes
Police are searching for a 15-year-old boy missing 2 Search underway for missing New Cassel teen
Authorities say swastikas were found Friday night at 3 Swastikas found at Nassau Community College for 5th time since October
Police say an Uber driver was attacked after 4 Uber driver attacked in Bethpage over Thanksgiving weekend
Although he won't take office for a few 5 Suozzi urges fellow Democrats to 'find religion'

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Need help this holiday season? We've got you Holiday Help Series

Need a gift idea? Perhaps you need a fun idea to do with the kids?

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE