Police have released sketches of two unidentified victims that were abandoned on a Long Island, New York beach by at least one serial killer.
Suffolk County Police have released composite drawings of two of the 10 victims who have been discovered on Gilgo State Beach on Long Island since last December. One sketch depicts an Asian man, estimated to be between the ages of 17 and 23, who was stood at approximately 5-foot-6 and was missing two molars and one of his top front teeth.
In a bizarre twist, authorities revealed on Tuesday that the man -- who is believed to have died between five and ten years ago -- was discovered wearing women's clothing. Police believe the victim may have been working as a prostitute.
The other sketch is of a woman known as Jane Doe No. 6. The woman, who is Caucasian and stood 5-foot-2, is believed to be between the ages of 18 and 35. 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.
Based on what we know of some of the other victims, we consider that this woman may have been working as a prostitute in New York City at that time, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer said in a press conference on Tuesday.
Police uncovered four bodies along Gilgo Beach last December while searching for the body of missing sex worker Shannon Gilbert. The discovery caused a wave of paranoia through Long Island and lead to a wider search and six more bodies, none which belonged to Gilbert.
Five of the 10 bodies -- including that of a female toddler - have still not been identified. However, four of the identified victims were prostitutes who had advertised their services on Craigslist, leading police to believe they may be dealing with a serial killer who specifically targets sex workers.
So far, police have no suspects. The Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are offering a $25,000 reward for useful information in the case.