Police investigating the possible Long Island Serial Killer are searching on land, in the sea and in the air. As investigators expand their search of the beaches around Gilgo, divers are returning to Hemlock Cove (which is east of Jones Beach State Park), and the FBI today is flying up fixed-wing aircraft to take high-resolution images over the Jones Beach barrier island. Why? To take a closer look at a densely wooded bird sanctuary where previously, less detailed, flybys have shown "a significant amount of objects," according to Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano. "It's unknown what they are. What they are not, is natural."
"We will be searching about 40 acres of property that were not accessible by foot," said Nassau County's acting police commissioner Tom Krumpter. "The search will go on until we're satisfied."
The police say that tips in the case have started to come in steadily and investigators are reportedly turning their attention to two individuals. A profile is being developed of the killer, though it doesn't sound like much to us: "He is believed to be a white male between the ages of 25 and 40, intelligent, savvy and street smart."
As for the rumored connection between the bodies on Long Island the bodies found in Atlantic City in 2006? "The indications we have right now is that there is no connection with the Atlantic City case and the Suffolk County case," according to Suffolk Police Commissioner Richard Dormer. He refrained from elaborating but would say that “items connected with the two cases” indicate that the same killer was not involved.
Further, there have also been no links established between the four bodies discovered in December—all of whom were short-statured prostitutes working off of the Internet—and the still unidentified second batch of remains found recently or the bones found on Monday (which the Post thinks are victims of Joel Rifkin). The first four girls were all wrapped in burlap, while the second batch of bodies had no sacks and may have been put there years earlier. The fact that one set of remains belonged to a child only seems to further separate the two sets of bodies.