1. BREAKTHROUGH

    Police May Have Found Gilbert’s Body

    WANTAGH, NY - DECEMBER 08:  A Long Island police officer sits at the entrance to a road where a search is continuing for human remains along a stretch of road that has already led to the discovery of 10 bodies on December 8, 2011 in Wantagh, New York.  Working from the theory of a single serial killer, police now believe they are closing in on the remains of a missing New Jersey prostitute whose disappearance led to the start of the search. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)  ((Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    Long Island police said Tuesday they had found remains they believe to be those of Shannan Gilbert, the New Jersey woman whose disappearance sparked the search for a serial killer in the area. Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer said they will not know for sure if the remains are Gilbert’s until it is confirmed by a medical examiner. Gilbert’s mother, Mari, said she is not convinced the body is her daughter's, and added that if the remains are not Shannan's, then “we have another victim.” Although Gilbert’s disappearance on Oak Beach, Long Island, led police to believe the case involved a serial killer, they no longer believe the case is related to 10 other victims, five of whom have been identified.

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