RIVERHEAD, N.Y., April 8 (UPI) -- Long Island, N.Y., police said Friday they had not yet identified a suspect in the killing of eight people found dead on a barrier island east of New York City.
An unidentified police source told the New York Post there was a suspect in the case but Suffolk Police Commissioner Richard Dormer said late Friday investigators have not identified a suspect. The killings on Long Island may be linked to the slayings of four prostitutes in Atlantic City, N.J., in 2006, the Post said.
The first four bodies found on Gilgo and Oak beaches in Suffolk County have been identified as women who advertised sexual services on Craigslist. All four had been wrapped in burlap.
The other bodies were found last week and Monday and were located east of the first four. Investigators say they may have been killed and buried before the others.
"We don't know their sex, we don't know their age, we don't know anything about them," Suffolk Police Commissioner Richard Dormer told the Post, speaking from a mobile command center at Oak Beach.
Hugh Auslander, whose wife, Kim Raffo, was killed in 2006 in Atlantic City told the Post the couple had been living in a motel in Jericho, N.Y., about 20 miles north of Gilgo Beach before she died. He said she returned to using drugs when they were unable to get their children out of foster care.
"We were fighting, and she hopped on a bus to Atlantic City. I never saw her again," Auslander said.
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