Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Something Is Rotten In Gilgo Beach Area!
Shannan Gilbert, 24, of Jersey City has been missing since May. She was last seen alive in the Gilgo Beach area. As authorities searched for Shannan last year, they uncovered the bodies of four prostitutes in various stages of decomposition. Recently an additional body was found March 29 off Ocean Parkway, west of Cedar Beach. Forensic evidence has confirmed that the fifth body was not Gilbert.
As the search continued on Monday, three additional corpses were apparently discovered. This brings the total to eight. Police are now intensifying the hunt for a potential serial killer. So far it is believed that all victims had advertised on such sites as Craigslist. For the eight victims and their families, the premature endings have ruined a lot of dreams.
Lewis Wolpert, professor emeritus of biology at University College London, recently wrote a book claiming that "... people tend to become ever more cheerful and optimistic, perhaps reaching a maximum in their late 70s or 80s," Wolpert told the Telegraph. See: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/04/05/study-the-best-years-of-our-lives-could-be-in-our-eighties/#ixzz1IfpZKuqW. Assuming that Wolpert is correct, then the serial killer responsible for these murders should have to read the book so that he realizes what he is missing as he rots in prison.
Update 4-13-11: The remains of a nineth person have been found. Shannan's body still has yet to be recovered.
Update 5-2-11: Shannan's family retraced her last known moves. Police are expanding the search. For more information, please see comments.