LONG ISLAND (PIX11) – Nassau County Police on Long Island are trying to identify a set of human remains that were discovered in the upscale area of Lattingtown.
Police say on Monday, January 21st, a woman was walking her dog along the beach at the end of Sheep Lane when she made the gruesome discovery and called police.
The remains are believed to be from a woman in her twenties. Cops say there was a necklace found with the remains of a gold pig, and are now hoping someone may recognize the necklace and help them identify the woman.
The area the remains were found in are thirty miles north of Oak and Gilgo Beach where in May of 2010 ten bodies were found, eight of them women. In those cases, police suspect at least one serial killer dumped the bodies. While that case remains unsolved, police this morning would not comment if they believe there to be any connection between those murders and this one.
Wednesday morning police told PIX11 they would be searching the database of missing people to see if any match up with the description of this woman.
They would not comment if they believe this was an isolated case, or if they will now search the North Shores of Long Island for any more potential bodies.
Anyone with information that help investigators is urged to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or the Homicide Squad at 516-573-7789.