Long Island Serial Killer
In 2011, police in New York state were investigating the death of Shannan Gilbert, who's body was discovered near Gilgo Beach on Long Island. But while searching the area, they found a grave filled with the bodies of four women. A further search unearthed six more bodies, including a child and a man dressed in women's clothing, The New York Times reported. Police linked some of the body parts found in the grave to unidentified victims whose bodies were found miles away, stemming from unsolved crimes dating back to 1996, according to the Associated Press. Most of the victims are believed to be sex workers who advertised on Craigslist, but only a few of them have been positively identified. Among the victims was Melissa Barthelemy, who had disappeared from her home in the Bronx in 2009. Her parents called the police, but authorities didn't take their concerns seriously until Barthelemy's little sister started getting phone calls from a mysterious number with a man saying, "I killed Melissa." Though there have been some leads, the killer is still at large.