September 22, 2011

Victim Sketches Released in Long Island Serial Killer Mystery

Suffolk County victim sketches:
Jane Doe #6 and John Doe #8 (right)
Credit: WCBS.

Police have released sketches of two unidentified victims found in the Gilgo Beach area of Long Island, New York. The remains were among ten bodies found in the area, and police are investigating the possibility that a serial killer is at work.

One of the victims, John Doe No. 8, is believed to have died between five and ten years ago. Forensic specialists have determined that the remains belonged to an Asian man, approximately 5'6" tall, between the ages of 17 and 23. He was missing two molars and one of his top front teeth. Authorities announced have also announced that the victim had been wearing women's clothing at the time of his death. Police are comparing the remains to known missing persons fitting that description, including Yim Yeung Tsui, a Stony Brook University student who disappeared in August 1998. Tsui's sister has provided a DNA sample for comparison.

The other sketch is of a woman known as Jane Doe No. 6. She is Caucasian, 5'2" tall and between the ages of 18 and 35. According to, "Police said her torso was discovered in Manorville in November 2000 and, through a DNA analysis, was later linked to a head, hands and a right foot that was recovered along Ocean Parkway in April."

Five of the ten bodies found near Gilgo Beach, including that of a female toddler, approximately 18-24 months old, have not been identified. The toddler was found on a highway, wrapped in a blanket. It appears that she may be related to one of the other unidentified women, who was found seven miles away in Nassau County. The other five victims have been identified. Four were escorts who had advertised their services on Craigslist, leading police to believe that they were targeted by a serial killer.
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