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Police are expanding their search for bodies in a Long Island area, and there may be a connection to the Gilgo Beach Murders

The search for bodies in a remote Long Island area of New York entered its third day on Thursday, with authorities suggesting a potential link to the infamous Gilgo Beach murders. Dozens of officers from Suffolk County, NYPD, and state troopers were seen scouring the woods near Manorville with cadaver dogs, New York Post reports. …

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The effort to find bodies in a distant part of Long Island, New York is now in its third day. Authorities have hinted at a possible connection to the well-known Gilgo Beach murders.

Many officers from Suffolk County, NYPD, and state troopers were observed searching the woods near Manorville using cadaver dogs. The information comes from the New York Post.The Manorville Fire Department headquarters is overseeing the solemn search with a mobile command unit.

The primary focus is on a section of Otis Pike Preserve along Schultz Road and Wading River Manor Road, although officials have not revealed what prompted the search in that specific area.

Suffolk DA Ray Tierney stated that the searches are connected to an ongoing investigation in the area but did not provide further details.

The Suffolk County Police Department, the New York Police Department, and the New York State Police are collaborating with the District Attorney’s Office on an ongoing investigation, as per the Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney’s office.

“We do not comment on investigative steps while they are underway. We will make further statements when appropriate.”

Rex A. Heuermann, the architect accused of murdering at least three women near Long Island’s Gilgo Beach, appears before Judge Timothy P. Mazzei in Suffolk County Court on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, in Riverhead, N.Y. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP, Pool)

As CrimeOnline previously reported, police arrested Rex Heuermann in July for the deaths of three of the four women known collectively as the “Gilgo Four.” The bodies were found within days of each other on Gilgo Beach in December 2010. All four women were buried in burlap sacks.

Heuermann is now charged with six counts of murder in the deaths of Melissa Barthelemy, 24; Megan Waterman, 22; and Amber Lynn Costello, 27; and is the prime suspect in the death of 25-year-old Maureen Brainard-Barnes.

He remains jailed without bond.

The story is still developing. Keep an eye out for updates.

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[Feature Photo: Melissa Barthelemy, Maureen Brainard-Barnes, Amber Lynn Costello, and Megan Waterman/Suffolk County Police Department

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