LONG ISLAND SERIAL KILLER, c.1996–2010

LOST IN THE MARSHLAND

The woman was terrified, seemingly running for her life. Soon after she vanished into the night, a peaceful area of rural Long Island began to yield up its terrible secrets.

Dense marshland runs alongside Long Island’s Ocean Parkway, a beautiful—albeit desolate—stretch of beach highway. It was here, hidden away from the eyes of passing drivers, that a serial killer disposed of his victims. Over the course of almost 20 years, the Long Island Serial Killer—or the Gilgo Beach Killer, as he was also known—murdered between 10 and 16 people associated with prostitution. The identity of the killer and his motives have perplexed homicide detectives ever since the first discovery of his victims ...

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