The arrest comes years after human remains were discovered along the Long Island seashore highway.
police on New York’s Long Island have arrested a suspect in the Gilgo Beach serial killer case.
The identity of the suspect has not yet been made public. The individual is scheduled to appear in court today in Riverhead, New York.
Fox News can corroborate that the large police presence in Massapequa Park is related to the construction at Gilgo Beach.
In 2010 and 2011, New York authorities discovered eleven sets of human remains scattered along a suburban coastal highway on Long Island. Shannan Gilbert, Melissa Barthelemy, Amber Costello, Megan Waterman, Maureen Brainard-Barnes, Jessica Taylor, and Valerie Mack have been identified.
More than a decade after the search for missing escort Shannan Gilbert, 24, led police to the corpses of multiple sex workers and other victims east of New York City, the murders remain unsolved.
“There’s somebody after me,” Gilbert repeatedly told dispatchers in a call placed at 4:51 a.m. on May 1, 2010, which was released in May. However, she did not specify the location beyond a residence on Long Island, somewhere near Jones Beach.
“Can you trace where I am?” she asked.
No, I cannot, replied the dispatcher.
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Amber Lynn Costello, 27, Maureen Brainard-Barnes, 25, Megan Waterman, 22, and Melissa Barthelemy, 24, are referred to as the “Gilgo Four” because they were the first victims discovered during the search for Gilbert.
In March 2011, partial remains of Jessica Taylor, age 20, were discovered near Gilgo Beach. Authorities reported that a portion of Taylor’s body was discovered in Manorville, New York, eight years earlier and forty miles away.
Three more sets of human remains were discovered along Ocean Parkway days later. The first victim was 24-year-old Valerie Mack, whose remains were discovered in Manorville years prior. A infant of unknown identity was discovered near Mack, according to the case’s official website.
Two miles to the west, police discovered the skeletal remains of a 17-to-23-year-old indeterminate Asian man or transgender woman.
The following week, in April 2011, two additional sets of partial remains were discovered along Ocean Parkway. The first set of remains belonged to a woman identified as “Peaches,” who was believed to be the toddler’s mother. In 1997, a portion of her remains was discovered in Hempstead Lake State Park. The second artifact was the cranium of a woman whose remains were discovered on Fire Island in 1996.