NY police resume search in serial killer probe

OAK BEACH, N.Y. (AP) -- Police investigating a suspected serial murder on New York's Long Island have resumed their search in the area where a prostitute went missing 18 months ago.

Wednesday's search centered on Shannan Gilbert of Jersey City, N.J., who disappeared on May 1, 2010. She was last seen at a client's home in Oak Beach, a gated seashore community near Jones Beach State Park.

Police were looking for Gilbert last December when they stumbled upon what would become 10 sets of human remains in the underbrush. Officials at first suspected several serial killers, but have recently said one person could be responsible for all 10 deaths.

Police would not comment on reports that items linked to Gilbert were found Tuesday.

They're hoping upheaval from Tropical Storm Irene might turn up new evidence.


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