OAK BEACH - While bitter winds whipped off the water today, families of the Ocean Parkway murder victims met in Oak Beach for a vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of the gruesome discoveries.Last December, police searching for missing New Jersey woman Shannan Gilbert discovered three sets of remains that had been dumped along Ocean Parkway. The body count eventually climbed to 10, and today, investigators found more remains that they believe to be Gilbert's.To mark the solemn anniversary, families of the victims who have been identified gathered at Oak Beach and let balloons float into the crisp, blue sky.The families then traveled along Ocean Parkway, stopping at each of the spots where the remains of their loved ones were discovered. Flowers and crosses marked the sites.
The families also prayed that police would find the suspected serial killer behind the murders.
This evening, a fundraiser was held for the victims' families in Wantagh.
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