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Who was the Long Island serial killer and has he ever been caught?

PERPETRATOR who has killed over a dozen victims over two decades is often dubbed the Gilgo Beach Killer or the Craigslist Ripper.

The remains of the victims were discovered on Long Island after the disappearance of Shannan Gilbert prompted a police search of the area along the Ocean Parkway in Suffolk County.

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Only 10 of the bodies discovered have been ‘officially linked’ to the Long Island serial killer caseCredit: Long Island

Who was the Long Island serial killer?

The Long Island serial killer was known to have murdered up to 16 people.

Although the perpetrator has yet to be identified, they have often been dubbed LISK, the Gilgo Beach Killer, and the Craigslist Ripper.

LISK disposed of its victims in areas of the South Shore of Long Island, New York.

However, their bodies were only found in 2010 and 2011.

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How many people have been murdered?

LISK’s victims were reportedly escorts on Craigslist and a majority of women.

According to the official Gilgo Case websiteonly 10 of the bodies found have been “officially linked” to the case of the Long Island serial killer.

However, seven other cases are also listed on the site and listed as victims “possibly related to the LISK case”.

  • Maureen Brainard-Barnes was last seen on July 9, 2007. Her body was found on December 13, 2010.
  • Melissa Barthelemy was last seen on July 12, 2009. Her body was discovered on December 11, 2010.
  • Megan Waterman was last seen on June 6, 2010. Her body was discovered on December 13, 2010.
  • Amber Lynn Costello was last seen on September 2, 2010. Her body was discovered on December 13, 2010.
  • Jessica Taylor was last seen in July 2003. Parts of her body were discovered on March 29, 2011.
  • Valerie Mack was last seen in the spring/summer of 2000. Parts of her body were discovered on April 4, 2011.
  • “Asian Doe” was discovered on April 4, 2011.
  • “Baby Doe” was discovered on April 4, 2011.
  • Body parts of “Peaches” were discovered on April 11, 2011. She is believed to be the mother of “Baby Doe”.
  • Parts of “Fire Island Jane Doe” were first discovered on April 20, 1996. Her skull was discovered on April 11, 2011.

According The New York Times“And yet for a decade, the police announced no suspects or persons of interest. Months passed, then years, without any comment from the department on the case.”

Who was Shannan Gilbert?

In May 2010, the 23-year-old mysteriously disappeared from a gated community on the south shore of Long Island.

Shannan Gilbert’s case led to the discovery of a number of LISK victims – the first of which was the body of 24-year-old Melissa Barthelemy.

Two days later, Amber Lynn Costello, 27, Megan Waterman, 22, and Maureen Brainard-Barnes, 25, were also found wrapped in burlap on a desolate stretch of Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach .

The women were called the “Gilgo Beach Four”.

The Long Island serial killer is known to have murdered up to 16 people

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The Long Island serial killer is known to have murdered up to 16 peopleCredit: BNC

Months later, the remains of Jessica Taylor, 20, Valerie Mack, 24, an unidentified toddler, an unidentified Asian person and a woman believed to be the mother of “Baby Doe”, were also discovered. by investigators.

According to the Gilgo Case website: “On May 1, 2010, Shannan Gilbert and her driver, Michael Pak, left for a client’s home in Oak Beach.

“At 4:51 a.m., 911 dispatchers received a panicked phone call from Shannan who claimed people were trying to kill her.

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“She ran away from home and was last seen knocking on doors of homes in the neighborhood while screaming for help. Neighbors Gus Coletti and Barbara Brennan were among the last to see her .”

Gilbert’s remains were found on December 13, 2011, but his death remains uncertain and has not yet been officially linked to the Long Island serial killer.



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