New York —

Police suspect at least three homicides are on the loose after killing 11 women on Long Island

Sketch of 2011, victim still unidentified

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For 20 years, a female body found in New York has not been identified.

But Suffolk County (Long Island, NY) police are about to reveal the identity of the Giglo Beach victim whose remains first discovered in 2000 were linked to mysterious serial murders on Long Island.

Portions of the body of “Jane Doe # 6” were found in forests within the Manorville village in 2000. Additional remains belonging to the same woman appeared in Gilgo Beach in 2011.

Suffolk County Police Department officials say they will reveal who the woman was “in the near future.”

Eleven bodies found on or near the beach between 2010 and 2011 are believed to be linked to one or more uncaptured serial killers.

Police found remains of “Jane Doe # 6” two decades ago, but did not link them to the Gilgo Beach murders until the second set was found 11 years later.

The police worked with him FBI and used a new technology DNA called genetic genealogy analysis to identify the woman.

Former New York police chief of detectives Robert Boyce told Newsday that the latest advance in the infamous unsolved case was a “game changer” that could lead to further evidence. Once identified, the cell phone records and credit card data They could reveal what happened in their last days.

New evidence has been presented in recent months after a long silence on the case. In January, Suffolk Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart revealed photos of a portion of a black leather belt that showed the raised letters “HM” or “WH”, which could be linked to the murderer.

“We believe the belt was handled by the suspect and did not belong to any of the victims,” ​​Hart said at a press conference this winter.

Authorities previously said that the murders could be the work of at least three people, and that the area around Gilgo Beach “used to discard human remains over a period of time.”

The press conference announcing the belt photos came the same day that Netflix released a preview of “Lost Girls”, a movie based on a 2013 book on the case.