Search continues for woman who went missing from Gilgo Beach

Police investigate the area of Ocean Parkway where Police investigate the area of Ocean Parkway where Natasha Jugo's car was found abandoned in March. A body that washed ashore June 24, 2013, on Gilgo Beach was later identified as that of the Queens woman. Photo Credit: DCPI; Steve Pfost

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Natasha Jugo, the Queens Village woman whose car, wallet and bathrobe were found Sunday near West Gilgo Beach, was still missing Tuesday, the NYPD said.

Jugo, 31, has not been seen since she left her home Saturday, an NYPD spokesman said.

Nassau police said Tuesday that their role is to assist the NYPD on the case.

Police on Monday released Jugo's name, saying her car and personal items were discovered near Ocean Walk in West Gilgo Beach, more than 30 miles from her Queens Village home.

The New York City Police Department is asking the public's assistance ascertaining the whereabouts of Natasha Jugo, reported missing from within the confines of the 111 Precinct. (March 18, 2013) Photo Credit: DCPI

The search for Jugo began Sunday after Suffolk police said they received a 911 call at 11:20 a.m., with the caller reporting finding the personal items.

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In the West Gilgo area, officers found a set of footprints leading from the car, a 2009 Toyota Prius, to the beach and to the water's edge, the source said. They also found a bathrobe and other clothing similar to what Jugo was wearing at the water's edge, the source said. Jugo's mother told police her daughter had a history of problems in which she thought people were following her, the source said.

The West Gilgo site is not far from where the remains of a man, a toddler and eight women, five of whom were later identified as prostitutes, were found.

But Nassau police, the lead agency in the investigation into the remains found at Gilgo, say there is no connection between Jugo's case and the discoveries of those remains, found between December 2010 and April 2011. Those killings are still unsolved.

With Tania Lopez

and Anthony M. DeStefano

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