John Bittrolff held without bail in cold case deaths, linked to third woman


John Bittrolff, 48, of Manorville, is led out of the Fifth Precinct for arraignment on Tuesday morning, July 22, 2014. Bittrolff is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the killings of Rita Tangredi, 31, and Colleen McNamee, 20, more than 20 years ago, police said. (Credit: James Carbone)

A Manorville man was held without bail Thursday in the deaths of two prostitutes more than 20 years ago, and prosecutors are looking to charge him in the murder of a third woman.

John Bittrolff was arraigned on a grand jury indictment. He is accused of brutally beating and strangling Rita Tangredi, and then dumping her body in East Patchogue in November 1993.

Bittrolff is also accused...

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