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Lynn Barthelemy, mother of slain victim Melissa, crying (Credit: Uli Seit)

Lynn Barthelemy, mother of slain victim Melissa, crying at a vigil held for four women who were found dead near Long Island's Gilgo Beach. (June 11, 2011)

Families of slain victims hold vigil at Gilgo Beach

A vigil was held at Gilgo Beach, where bodies have been found.

Melissa Barthelemy's stepfather, Jeff Martina, and grandfather, Elmer
(Credit: James Carbone)

Melissa Barthelemy's stepfather, Jeff Martina, and grandfather, Elmer Barthelemy, plant a cross at near the site where Melissa was found slain. (June 11, 2011)

Elmer Barthelemy carries a cross as he approaches
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Elmer Barthelemy carries a cross as he approaches the place near where his granddaughter, Melissa Barthelemy, was found slain. (June 11, 2011)

Lorraine Waterman,, mother of Megan Waterman, addresses media
(Credit: James Carbone)

Lorraine Waterman,, mother of Megan Waterman, addresses media at Oak Beach. (June 11, 2011)

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Lorraine Waterman, right, mother of Megan Waterman, looks
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Lorraine Waterman, right, mother of Megan Waterman, looks on as Lynn Barthlemy, mother of Melissa Barthelemy, reads a poem in memory of her daughter at Oak Beach. (June 11, 2011)

Mary Gilbert, Shannan Gilbert's mother, at the vigil
(Credit: James Carbone)

Mary Gilbert, Shannan Gilbert's mother, at the vigil held on Oak Beach. (June 11, 2011)

Lorraine Ela holds Lynn Barthelemy. The bodies of
(Credit: Uli Seit)

Lorraine Ela holds Lynn Barthelemy. The bodies of both Ela's and Barthelemy's daughters were found near Long Island's Gilgo Beach. (June 11, 2011)

Lynn Barthelemy, mother of slain woman Melissa, crying
(Credit: Uli Seit)

Lynn Barthelemy, mother of slain woman Melissa, crying at a vigil held for four women found dead near Long Island's Gilgo Beach. (June 11, 2011)

Lynn Barthelemy, mother of slain victim Melissa, crying
(Credit: Uli Seit)

Lynn Barthelemy, mother of slain victim Melissa, crying at a vigil held for four women who were found dead near Long Island's Gilgo Beach. (June 11, 2011)

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A vigil was held Saturday for four women
(Credit: Uli Seit)

A vigil was held Saturday for four women who were found dead near Long Island's Gilgo Beach. (June 11, 2011)

Mari Gilbert, the mother of missing woman Shannon
(Credit: Uli Seit)

Mari Gilbert, the mother of missing woman Shannon Gilbert, attended the vigil at Oak Beach, Babylon. (June 11, 2011)

A balloon held by a New York City
(Credit: Uli Seit)

A balloon held by a New York City police officer that was later released into the air to honor four women whose bodies were found near Gilgo Beach. (June 11, 2011)

A vigil was held for four women found
(Credit: Uli Seit)

A vigil was held for four women found dead near Gilgo Beach. Fifty balloons were released into the air to remember the women at a parking lot in Oak Beach, in Babylon. (June 11, 2011)

A vigil was held for the four women
(Credit: Uli Seit)

A vigil was held for the four women found dead near Gilgo Beach. Fifty balloons were released into the air to remember the women. (June 11, 2011)

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A vigil was held for the four women
(Credit: Uli Seit)

A vigil was held for the four women found dead near Gilgo Beach. Fifty balloons were released into the air to remember the women. (June 11, 2011)

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