Police: Missing NJ prostitute not among newly discovered remains

Suffolk police announced today that the body of missing New Jersey prostitute Shannan Gilbert is not among three sets of human remains found along Ocean

OAK BEACH - Suffolk police announced today that the body of missing New Jersey prostitute Shannan Gilbert is not among three sets of human remains found along Ocean Parkway yesterday.

Dozens of police recruits and K-9 units fanned out along Ocean Parkway between Gilgo Beach and Oak Beach today following the discovery, which brought the total to eight victims.

Sixteen K-9 units, including Suffolk's three cadaver dogs, struggled through cold rain and thick brush on the north side of the parkway, looking for more evidence and possibly more remains.

The 25 police recruits who were bused in spent part of the time searching the area around the waterfront home of Joe Brewer. Police have said Gilbert was last seen running from Brewer's Oak Beach house last May.

Brewer's house was searched in December, but he hasn't been named a suspect.

Investigators have searched more than 7 miles of dense undergrowth several times since the first grisly discoveries in December.

The most recent victims, including one that was found last week, have yet to be identified.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer says they will keep scouring the area.

"It's a tough area, it's very easy to miss something, but that's why we're doing it again," he says.

Police ended their search at dusk and say they will resume in the morning.

The westbound lanes of Ocean Parkway between Captree State Park and Jones Beach will remain closed as the investigation continues.

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