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Maureen Brainard-Barnes, left, Megan Waterman, Melissa Barthelemy, and (Credit: James Carbone / Handout)

Maureen Brainard-Barnes, left, Megan Waterman, Melissa Barthelemy, and Amber Lynn Costello were all found dead near Gilgo Beach in December 2010.

The victims

There are potentially 10 victims. Only the first four -- all women in their 20s who worked as prostitutes and who disappeared while meeting clients -- have been identified.

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Maureen Brainard-Barnes, 25, of Norwich, Conn., was last

Maureen Brainard-Barnes, 25, of Norwich, Conn., was last seen alive in Manhattan on July 9, 2007. Her remains were dumped near Gilgo Beach, and officials identified them on Jan. 24, 2011.

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Melissa Barthelemy, 24, of Buffalo, was one of

Melissa Barthelemy, 24, of Buffalo, was one of four women found dead near Gilgo Beach.

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Megan Waterman's body was one of several discovered

Megan Waterman's body was one of several discovered in December in an isolated area near Gilgo Beach. Waterman, 22, of Scarborough, Maine, had disappeared in June.

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The remains of Amber Lynn Costello, 27, of

The remains of Amber Lynn Costello, 27, of North Babylon were found -- along with those of three other women -- near Gilgo Beach in December 2010. She was last seen alive Sept. 2, 2009.

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