This week, Long Island police released new evidence in the decade old Long Island Serial Killer case. The case, also known as the Gilgo Beach killings, has left 11 murders unsolved.
The murders began in late 2010 along a lone stretch of highway on Long Island near the Gilgo and Oak Beaches. Most of the victims were escorts from the area.
Police have no suspects and few leads. In an effort to stimulate interest in the case, they have released evidence collected nine years ago – a leather belt embossed with the initials “HM” or “WH”. Suffolk County police say the belt did not belong to any of the victims and they have reason to believe the belt was “handled” by an unknown suspect.
Commissioner Geraldine Hart said the belt was found at one of the crime scenes along Ocean Parkway during the “initial stages of the investigation” nine years ago. She said the hope is that the release of new information will shed light on the investigation and help advance it.