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Suspected Long Island Serial Killer Murdered Prostitutes Who Advertised on Craigslist

It's official: the Daily News says Suffolk County cops are pretty sure the speculated Long Island serial killer really is a serial killer. Better (worse?) yet, he's a Craigslist serial killer. Police say they've finally identified the bodies they found along Long Island's Oak Beach last month, and each was a missing prostitute who advertised on Craigslist.

Local press had previously speculated that the "skeletal remains" were the work of a serial murderer, and the FBI was quick to offer its help with the case (because, after all, Craigslist + murder + hooker basically = headlines). Yet despite all that federal assistance and "swarming" a local man's house, there have been no arrests in the case.

The victims include 24-year-old Melissa Barthelemy from the Bronx, 27-year-old Amber Lynn Costello of North Babylon, L.I., 25-year-old Maureen Brainerd-Barnes of Norwich, Conn., and 22-year-old Megan Watermain of Scarborough, Me.


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