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Search continues for Shannan Gilbert in Long Island


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Suffolk County police Monday ended a fifth day of looking for Shannan Gilbert in the marshes of Oak Beach, Long Island, without success, but planned to return Tuesday.

As the search goes on, relatives of the serial murder victims found in Gilgo Beach scheduled a vigil today to mark the one-year anniversary of the first four sets of remains being discovered - a find that occurred during a search for Gilbert.

Also, family members of two of the women whose bodies were found last December arrived near the search site yesterday and thanked police for their efforts.

Gilbert's disappearance has not been linked to the 10 sets of human remains that have been found, all thought to be victims of a serial killer.

Police say they believe Gilbert, who worked as a prostitute, died accidentally after fleeing a house where she met with a client. Last week, police found Gilbert's pocketbook and other items they believe were hers.

(with Newsday)

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