New York police to resume search for beach remains

The Associated Press
Posted April 03, 2011, at 12:07 p.m.

OAK BEACH, N.Y. — Investigators on New York’s Long Island are set to resume the search for possible victims of a serial killer on Monday.  

Suffolk County police are shutting down several miles of the Ocean Parkway from the Nassau County line eastward after a fifth set of human remains were found along the highway that leads to Jones Beach last week.  

That victim has not been identified.  

The bodies of four women, including that of 22-year-old Megan Waterman of Scarborough, Maine, were found in December. Police found all five while searching for a missing prostitute last seen in the area last May. She remains missing. Waterman was last was seen at a Holiday Inn Express in Hauppauge, N.Y., on June 6, 2010.

Police suspect a serial killer could be responsible for the deaths, but have not identified any suspects.

Police academy recruits, canine units, the marine bureau and emergency services units are involved. Local volunteer firefighters will aid in the search.  

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