OAK BEACH - Police intensified their search today between Oak Beach and Gilgo Beach where eight bodies have been found since December, four of them in the last week.

Volunteer fire departments from Wyandanch to North Babylon hoisted homicide detectives up over the thick brush near Gilgo Beach to give them a top-down view of the rough terrain.

"We are doing as thorough a search as we possibly can," says Inspector Stuart Cameron, who is coordinating the operation.

Cameron has attributed the lag time between discovering the first four bodies and the most recent remains to snow covering the ground during the winter, making an already difficult search that much harder.

Police are using cadaver dogs to scour the 7-mile area for more clues, evidence and possibly more human remains in what could be the dumping ground of a serial killer.

Investigators say more tests are being done to confirm who the four unidentified victims are.

Yesterday, Suffolk police announced that the body of missing New Jersey prostitute Shannan Gilbert is not among three recent sets of human remains that were found along Ocean Parkway.

Suffolk police say they will end their search tonight or tomorrow, but Nassau police will begin a search on the Nassau side of Ocean Parkway next week.

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