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Suffolk police release 2 new photos of belt recovered in Gilgo probe

The news comes just ahead of the 10-year anniversary of when human remains were first uncovered at Gilgo, later leading to more remains that police believe were dumped by a serial killer.

News 12 Staff

Dec 7, 2020, 11:13 PM

Updated 1,290 days ago

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Suffolk police have released more photos of a belt recovered as part of the Gilgo Beach serial killer investigation.
The department had released an initial image of the belt earlier this year, which appeared to be embossed with the letters "WH" or "HM." At the time, investigators said they believed the belt had been handled by the suspect and did not belong to a victim. They had urged anyone who recognized it to contact them.
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The latest photos appear to show one end of the belt that appears worn and black. The other shows those same embossed letters on a brown side of the belt. The newer photos show more of the belt than the previously released picture.
The news comes just ahead of the 10-year anniversary of when human remains were first uncovered at Gilgo, later leading to more remains that police believe were dumped by a serial killer.
The photos were posted Monday afternoon to Gilgonews.com. Suffolk Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart says the pictures released early this year have yielded some tips.
"We have received a number of tips on that, and we traced them all down, but as we move through this we will begin to identify other pieces of evidence that we can release to the public as well," says Hart.
Hart says she thinks those pieces of evidence could be released in the coming year.
Anyone with tips can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS, or can upload a tip on the GilgoNews website.


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