The search for more victims of the purported Long Island Serial Killer moves into Nassau County and Jones Beach today. While investigators search for more unmarked graves, the media continues to dig into twists in the case (like: could the killer be a law enforcement official?). Over the weekend the Post, always happy to muckrake, went so far as to say that police have a suspect (which officials deny) and today Murdoch's paper keeps it up by reporting that one of the second-batch of bodies found doesn't appear to be that of a small-statured prostitute, like the first four bodies found, but instead could belong to a baby or child.
"One doesn't match the others. It's a young person, possibly as young as an infant, or a child," a source who is familiar with the investigation told the paper. "If that's the case, then that wouldn't fit the pattern" of a serial killer, they added.
Police have yet to conclusively connect the bodies found last December with those found in the past two, though they are reportedly working on the assumption that they are related (and may also be related to the bodies found in Atlantic City in 2006). So if one of the bodies is a child it may well be unrelated to the others. Or the killer could slowly be changing their MO.
Over the weekend the NY Times reviewed the case, in particular focusing on the phone calls to one of the victim's sisters which fascinated the tabloids back in December. The brief nature of the phone calls (all of them came from burner phones in busy midtown locations and clocking in at under-three minutes were essentially untraceable) and the careful manner in which the bodies were disposed has some suspecting a current or former law enforcement officer. “He is a guy who is aware of how we utilize technology,” one investigator told the paper of record. “Frankly, people are thinking maybe he could be a cop.”
In the meantime, police continue to look for more clues (when overtime issues don't interfere). As such Ocean Parkway is closed to westbound from the Robert Moses Causeway to Wantagh Parkway today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.