With remarkable timing, mere hours after A&E aired a surprisingly well-done doc on the Long Island serial killer case, a source in the Suffolk County police tells Newsday that they have found some items that may be related to the missing prostitute Shannan Gilbert. Though her body has not been found, Gilbert's disappearance after seeing a john in Oak Beach back in May 2010 led to the discovery of ten bodies on Gilgo Beach last fall. Last week police said they were going to look for Gilbert one more time.

"The items were found in a marshy area that had been under water and inaccessible when it was previously searched, the source said." The new search began yesterday with 90 "points of interest" along Ocean Parkway (to no avail) and continued again today closer to the entrance to the gated community of Oak Beach. "At this juncture we have not found any human remains," Stuart Cameron, commanding officer of Suffolk police special patrol bureau, said today. "I'm not at liberty to discuss whether any significant items were found." He would, however, say that "We may find, potentially find, something [later today]," and that the search will continue until "we lose light" Tuesday, and again on Wednesday.

Last week Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer told reporters he believes there is only one serial killer dumping bodies by the beach, and that he does not believe that Shannan Gilbert is among his victims.