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FBI to aid in Gilgo Beach serial murder investigation: officials

Posted: 3:17 PM, Dec 10, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-10 19:06:28-05

NEW YORK – Five years after the case began, Suffolk County police announced Thursday that they have asked the FBI for help investigating the bodies found at Gilgo Beach.

“We know we are doing everything we can to solve these murders,” said Deputy Police Commissioner Tim Sini, who added that the case has been considered active since it started.

The murders remain unsolved, much like the serial killings of sex workers on Long Island—most of them discovered in late 2010 and early 2011 between Gilgo and Oak beaches in Suffolk County.

The remains of ten people, including a toddler, have been tied to a possible Long Island serial killer.

But investigators think seven other bodies and body parts, found in various parts of Nassau and Suffolk, could be linked to Gilgo Beach murderer, as well.

During the press conference Thursday, reporters asked about the former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke, who was arrested after allegedly covering up an  assault .

Sini refused to speak about Burke and wouldn't give any specifics into leads or developments in the investigation itself.