GRUESOME

Human Bones Found on Long Island

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Crime Scene investigators use metal detectors to search for human remains on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 in Oak Beach, New York. More skeletal remains were found Saturday in a wooded area in eastern Long Island, where authorities believe to be a dumping ground for bodies over the years.

Skeletal remains were found Saturday in a wooded area in eastern Long Island, which could tie into a search for a serial killer. The police have not been able to identify the age or gender of the remains yet and do not know whether they are connected to an ongoing serial-killer investigation. The remains were found near where body parts from two other women were found—and other body parts from those same victims were then found on another beach on Long Island, where bodies of eight other people have been found. Police believe a serial killer could be responsible for the deaths.