Body Found in Manorville Identified as Female: Police

Police said they do not believe the body found Wednesday or a skeleton discovered last month are linked to the Gilgo Beach serial killer investigation.

By Greg Cergol
|  Thursday, Mar 22, 2012  |  Updated 8:07 PM EDT
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Police say an autopsy is being conducted on a female body discovered by a jogger Wednesday in a wooded area in Manorville, where just last month human skeletal remains turned up. Greg Cergol reports.

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Police say an autopsy is being conducted on a female body discovered by a jogger Wednesday in a wooded area in Manorville, where just last month human skeletal remains turned up. Greg Cergol reports.

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Human Skull Found in Manorville

Human remains were found in the woods on the east end of Long Island Monday. Suffolk Police think the bones discovered in Manorville may have been there for years. It's possible that these remains could be linked to the Gilgo Beach bodies that were discovered last year. Pei-Sze Cheng has more from the man who discovered the remains.
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Police say an autopsy is being conducted on a female body discovered by a jogger Wednesday in a wooded area in Manorville, where just last month human skeletal remains turned up.

Suffolk County Police said the body had not been identified and the age was unknown. The female died at least a week ago, police said. 

Asked whether authorities believed any connection existed between the latest grisly finding and the 10 sets of remains found near Gilgo Beach, including two that were linked to Manorville, police said they did not see one.

Police say the remains found in Manorville on Feb. 17 belonged to a male who had been dead at least five years. Authorities say a complete skeleton was found in that case and an autopsy is being conducted Thursday.

Manorville was also the place where someone dumped pieces of two dismembered women, whose heads were later discovered many miles away, along with eight other corpses, beside a long stretch of highway near Gilgo Beach.

The Suffolk homicide chief said he believed the skeleton discovery was also unrelated to the Gilgo Beach cases.

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