In late 2010, police found the bodies of four young women wrapped in burlap on a desolate stretch of Long Island coast called Gilgo Beach.Their names were Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, Maureen Brainard-Barnes and Amber Lynn Overstreet Costello.
Suffolk County cops had been poking around in the weeds and poison ivy for months searching for another young woman, Shannan Gilbert, who was last seen by startled home-owners in a nearby hamlet called Oak Beach. She had been banging on doors in the predawn twilight and screaming that someone was trying to kill her. Ms. Gilbert ran off before police arrived and was never seen again. Her body was eventually found in the area. Read More