According to authorities, ten sets of human remains have been discovered since December along Ocean Parkway, including the heads of two women whose torsos were found years ago in another town. Gross. One of the bodies appears to be a young Asian man (EDIT: who might be a missing student -- see below):
Investigators looking into the remains had theorized that they were on the trail of a serial killer, but now appear to be zeroing in on another possibility: that the remote stretch of highway is an inviting dumping ground for those trying to hide bodies.The Asian victim is described as a man in his late teens or early 20s whose remains have been on Ocean Parkway for several years. He appears to have died a violent death, but the circumstances are apparently different from those of the other bodies that have been found. Creepy. More here: Identifying Another Victim, Officials Raise Possibility of a 2nd L.I. Killer.
Of the 10 sets of remains, eight were found in Suffolk County and two in neighboring Nassau County.
Authorities said the remains found in Suffolk include four women whose deaths appear to be connected, all of them prostitutes who had booked clients on the Internet; the two women whose dismembered remains were scattered along the highway and on eastern Long Island; an Asian man whose killing appears unconnected to the women's deaths; and a toddler whose cause of death is unknown.
UPDATE: This new story suggests the body could be that of missing 20-year-old Stony Brook student Jimmy Tsui, who vanished without a trace in August 1998: Could missing Stony Brook student be 8th body? Detectives are hoping DNA will help determine whether or not the body is Jimmy Tsui's.