NY police to resume search for NJ prostitute

FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Published:

YAPHANK, N.Y. (AP) -- Police on Long Island are resuming their search for a New Jersey prostitute whose disappearance led to the eventual discovery of 10 bodies along a remote barrier beach.

A police spokesman says investigators will reopen their search for Shannan Gilbert based on new information received on Wednesday. He did not say when the search would begin.

Gilbert disappeared in the area in May 2010 after apparently meeting a client she had booked through Craigslist.

The decision comes as Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer revealed that detectives now think that one person may be responsible for the 10 deaths. He previously said as many as three killers may be responsible.

Dormer declined to detail reasons for the change in theory, but notes all victims appear linked to the sex trade.

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