What has become of the so-called Long Island Serial Killer who terrorized New York City four years ago? You may recall that 10 corpses, including at least six known female prostitutes whose bodies, some dismembered, were discovered on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, between December, 2010, and April, 2011.
The murders are believed to be the work of the still unidentified Long Island Serial Killer (also referred to by media sources as the Gilgo Killer) who may have started killing 15 years ago based on forensic analysis of the victims’ bodies.
I believe that the Long Island Serial Killer may have left New York since his Gilgo Beach burial ground was discovered by authorities in 2010. This would be very consistent with the behavioral profile I developed for him.
The profiling of serial killers—that is, predicting their characteristics and behavior, while not an exact science, is well established among criminologists and professional investigators, especially the FBI.
In the vernacular of profiling, the unknown serial killer of six young, white, female prostitutes on Long Island, New York, and four other unidentified victims, including a female toddler and a young Asian male (believed to be a sex worker), is an “organized” killer.
This means that he plans and executes his murders with great care, making him very difficult to apprehend. After establishing contact with his victims on “Craigslist, ” a classified site on the Internet, he met them on his own terms, killed them, and then transported their bodies for disposal along Ocean Parkway on Long Island.
In contrast to the meticulous Long Island Serial Killer, the infamous Jack the Ripper in 19th century London was a classic “disorganized” killer and homicidal manic whose crimes were spontaneous and haphazard. He slashed his victims and left them in a heap where they died.
Based on the principles of behavioral profiling, the unknown Long Island serial killer is most likely a white male in his late 30s or 40s. He is likely married or has a girlfriend. He is well educated, technologically adept, and well spoken. He may even be charming. He is financially secure, has a reliable job, and owns a car or truck.
Although he does not currently live on or near Ocean Parkway on the South Shore of Long Island, he is intimately familiar with the area and may have once lived there. Most of all, he is careful and meticulous. He knows how to cover his tracks.
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