More victims of LI serial killer found

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Police discover corpses of three more victims of ‘Craigslist killer’:

Police on Long Island have discovered four more bodies, three of which they have connected to the so-called Craigslist serial killer. If you recall back in December the bodies of Megan Waterman, Maureen Brainard-Barnes, Melissa Barthelemy, and Amber Lynn Costello. (pictured) All four of them were prostitutes that advertised on craigslist.

At this point it is unknown if the 3 victims found recently were prostitutes as they have not yet been identified.

All the victims bodies were found while authorities searched for another missing prostitute, Shannan Gilbert. Ms. Gilbert is said to be not one of the victims that they found recently.

Sister of LI Serial killer victim receiving taunting calls

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Phone of slain craigslist hooker used in Times Square, MSG to taunt victim’s sister, sources say:

Sources from New York law enforcement are saying that the sister of Melissa Barthelemy has received taunting phone calls from her sister’s cell phone. Barthelemy is one of the four victims killed by what police believe is a serial killer that used craigslist to find his victims.

Barthelemy’s sister had received taunting calls that said things like “Do you know what your sister is doing? She’s a whore.”

The calls were traced to the areas of Times Square and Madison Square Garden but police don’t know if the calls were made by the killer himself.

The calls were received in July of 2009 right after Barthelemy’s disappearance.

Craigslist serial killer confirmed in Long Island

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Serial killer theory returns to beach corpses case:

Investigators in Long Island believe that the four female bodies found on their beaches were the work of a serial killer.

As we know Megan Waterman was confirmed to be one of the victims. In addition to Megan Waterman the other three victims are Maureen Brainard-Barnes, 25, Melissa Barthelemy, 24, and Amber Lynn Costello, 27.

All four women were prostitutes that were advertising their services online which included craigslist.

Police have not released how they were killed and a suspect has not yet been named.

I hate to get on my soapbox at this time but I think that this shows that sites like craigslist and backpage do not make the women any safer then they would be on the streets.

My prayers and condolences go out to the families and friends of the victims.