Police wrap body search at Captree Island; no new discoveries

CAPTREE ISLAND - Suffolk County and state police, accompanied by two K-9 units, ended their search for more evidence and human remains along the South Shore today, saying they made no new discoveries.

Officials say a review of high-resolution aerial photos taken from an FBI helicopter in April had prompted this latest search of 11 specific sites in the Captree Island area along the Robert Moses Causeway. The locations were chosen by the FBI, which also had experts on the scene.

Ten sets of human remains have been found in the area since last December, but only five have been identified.

Today's search started at around 9 a.m. and lasted for about two hours. Investigators say the greatest challenge was the conditions in the thick brush.

Both Suffolk and state police say they have no immediate plans to return to the area for another search.

Nassau police say they have also received the high-resolution images from the FBI, but have no plans for a follow-up search.

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