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    Thanks

    Thank you very much Seaslug

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    How did you manaage to find all these reports and how long have you known about them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbird View Post
    How did you manaage to find all these reports and how long have you known about them?
    I subscribed to a service yesterday that includes the Newsday archives back to the 1980's. Just learned about each of them last night.

    I did not post any articles about anyone over the age of 50 (there were dozens of remains in that age bracket found too).

    Having this data base is like trying to find a needle in a haystack!

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    I also must add that I listed the articles about remains found in Manorville over in the the Manorvlle thread (instead of here). So please read over there for many more finds!

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    I'm glad I don't live down there. Reading all of these articles at once would make me reluctant to leave my house!

    Thanks for posting them, Seaslug. These are a treasure trove and I wouldn't be surprised if there's vital information about the case buried in here.
    Last edited by Aleph; 03-04-2012 at 11:26 AM. Reason: Had more to say.

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    You are all very welcome.

    Doing some more research today. Found this article while researching the severed head that was found around the same time as JT's remains were found (see Manorville Butcher discussion).

    SOURCE: Unsolved LI Homicides of 2003: [NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
    Samuel Bruchey and Zachary R. Dowdy. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 28 Jan 2004: A04.

    SEE MAIN STORY: New Clue in Old Case / Police release photo of suspected killer

    December 31: Antoine Richardson, 24, of Copiague, was found shot in the stomach outside a neighbor's house on Bedford Avenue.

    December 12: Edna Schubert, 88, of Bay Shore, was beaten to death inside her home. The assault was so severe it was difficult for investigators to determine what kind of weapon had been used.

    November 24: The body of Quilvio Cruceta, 32, of Brentwood, was discovered in a walkway in Timberline Park in Brentwood. Cruceta had been shot in the torso.

    September 25: Peter Ghattas, 35, a tow truck driver from Ronkonkoma, was found seated in his parked SUV, shot once in the temple.

    September 18: Anthony Battaglia, 37, of Lynbrook, was beaten, stabbed and shot near his doorstep as he walked home from the LIRR station.

    September 12: Everett Edwards, 28, a Valley Stream resident who was found lying on the curb near his home with a gunshot wound to the head.

    August 7: Estanislao Ramirez, a dish washer at a Massapequa diner, was stabbed to death outside the Dolphin Fitness Club on Merrick Road in Amityville.

    August 3: Robert Love, 25, of Mastic, became embroiled in a brawl outside the Bar-Kar bar in Medford and was shot once in the side.

    July 26: Skaters find a headless, handless woman's body on a blanket off Halsey Manor Road in Manorville.

    July 13: The body of Osmar Hernandez, 20, is recovered by a wooded path near Carleton Avenue in Central Islip. He had been stabbed multiple times in the torso and neck.

    July 1: Stanley Czaplinski, 96, of Riverhead, who was terminally ill, died after ammonia was poured down his throat as he lay in his bed.

    April 11: Dov Feit, 76, a Lawrence man who was killed during a robbery outside of his paper goods-supply store in Hempstead.

    January 25: A severed head of a man was found in a frozen pond in Moriches

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    My head is spinning.

    I just learned that there are over FOUR HUNDRED unsolved homicide cases on Long Island!!!!

    SOURCE: NEW TECHNOLOGY UNSOLVED MURDERS, Holding hope by a strand, Families with loved ones slain years - in some cases decades - ago hope that DNA analysis can help bring closure to cold cases: [NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
    CHRISTINE ARMARIO. STAFF WRITER. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 24 Sep 2006: A04.

    Marilyn, Simons' death is one of at least 400 unsolved homicides on Long Island. ..

    Generations of detectives have worked on both cases, among at least 400 unsolved homicides in Nassau and Suffolk over the last five decades. But recently, buoyed by the vast advances in evidence collection and DNA testing, both daughters asked investigators to renew their probes. What the daughters found has given them hope, but still no answers. For even DNA analysis, despite the quick solutions portrayed on TV shows, cannot always provide them...

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    Another torso missing body parts!

    SOURCE: Torso of Woman Is Found in River: [CITY Edition]
    Carper, Alison. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 19 Oct 1987: 40.

    The torso of a woman, missing the head and both legs, was found floating in the East River off Pier 11 late Saturday night, police said yesterday.

    The unidentified body, in a bra and blue sweater, was recovered from the water near the Fulton Fish Market at 11:55 p.m., said Sgt. Maurice Howard, a Police Department spokesman...

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    Missed this one from 1991;

    SOURCE: Unidentified Body Is Found Near the Nissequogue River: [NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
    Salcedo, Michele. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 02 Dec 1991: 23.

    A family looking for turtles in a marshy area at Smithtown's Landing Park on Friday found a body near the Nissequogue River, Suffolk police said.

    Homicide Det. Sgt. Kevin Cronin said the body is believed to be that of a woman. An autopsy will be performed to determine the identity and the cause of death, but results from toxicology tests will not be available for several weeks.

    "With the state of decomposition, the autopsy is going to be difficult," Cronin said. "We can't rule out any possibility. We're awaiting the results from the medical examiner, and it may take some time." He said police didn't know how long the body had been dead. An investigation continues...

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    Realizing that some of these victims might belong to Joel Rifkin, I dug up this list of victims that police believe were his work. However, after reading the list, I am starting to wonder if Joel took the blame for some murders that were not his work!

    What do you think?

    SOURCE: The List of Victims Grows: [NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
    Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 02 July 1993: 111.


    The Rifkin cases, as identified by State Police:

    The five cases added yesterday: 1. A white female discovered in July, 1992, in the 60th Precinct, Brooklyn.

    2. A white female discovered May, 1992, in the 94th Precinct, Brooklyn.

    3. A Hispanic female discovered July, 1991, in the 6th Precinct, Manhattan. Believed to be Barbara Jacobs, whose 5-foot, 3-inch body washed up off West 10th Street and the Hudson River on July 14, 1991, 11 days before her 32nd birthday. When Jacobs' decomposed body was found, the city medical examiner ruled the cause of death as acute cocaine intoxication. Jacobs had been arrested for prostitution six times and was convicted once.

    4. An Asian female discovered September, 1991, in the 25th Precinct in Manhattan. City police have said Yun Lee, 31, was found in a steamer trunk off Randalls Island at the mouth of the Harlem River on Sept. 23, 1991. Lee, whose cause of death remains undetermined, lived on Pearl Street, about a mile from where Rifkin has said he picked up many of his victims.

    5. An unidentified white woman whose torso was found July 22, 1992, in the East River at 125th Street and whose leg and arms were found wrapped in blue plastic inside a suitcase floating in the river near lower Manhattan. The woman is believed to be a Long Island resident.

    The eight cases previously linked to Rifkin:

    6. The unidentified, decomposing body found in his pickup truck when he was stopped by troopers early Monday in Mineola on a traffic violation. Rifkin told police that he strangled the woman during sex in his mother's car near the Manhattan Bridge last Thursday before wrapping the body in a tarpaulin and placing it in a wheelbarrow in his garage. Rifkin is charged with second-degree murder in this case.

    7. The skeletal remains of a body discovered by police Tuesday in a shallow grave in dense pine barrens off Route 31 in Westhampton. Police used information provided by Rifkin to find the remains beneath heavy underbrush in the woods.

    8. Anna Lopez, a 33-year-old Brooklyn woman whose partially nude body was found May 25, 1992, by a motorist near the Paterson-Kent border of Putnam County. Lopez, described by her mother as a drug addict and prostitute, was clad only in a T-shirt and sweater when she was found and had been dead no more than two days.

    9. The decomposed body of a woman, believed to be from Valley Stream, found in Cornwall, an Orange County community not far from West Point, about 60 miles north of New York City. The decomposed body, wearing only a bra, was found Oct. 1, 1991, off Route 32, dumped on grass clippings and other debris in a field used as an illegal dump. Police haven't identified the woman, but said she was about 5-feet tall and was in her late teens to 20s. Decomposition made it impossible to tell if the woman had been strangled, but police found no knife or bullet wounds.

    10. Leah Evens, a 28-year-old mother of two from Brooklyn, whose body was found May 9, 1992, by a group hunting for edible ferns in Southampton Town woods southwest of the southern intersection of County Road 51 and Old Moriches-Riverhead Road in the hamlet of Northampton.

    11. An unidentified body found May 13, 1992, by a city sanitation worker in a 55-gallon drum floating in Newtown Creek behind North Henry Street and Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn. The sanitation worker saw a leg sticking out of a drum floating in the creek. Police said the woman, who appeared to be in her teens or early 20s, was partially decomposed, and tests showed traces of cocaine in her system.

    12. The skeletal remains police found Tuesday under a mattress in a deserted field near Kennedy Airport. The body - still with some hair on the head and wearing a dark dress with large white polka dots - was found near Thurston Basin, about 200 feet off Rockaway Boulevard.

    Sources said Rifkin claimed it was the body of a Hispanic prostitute he'd killed in April, 1992, and hidden near the water.

    13. Jenny Soto, 23, of Brooklyn, whose partially clad body was found in the Bronx last Nov. 17, 1992, washed up on some rocks at the foot of Lincoln Avenue and the Harlem River. Her death was ruled a homicide; she had been strangled with a ligature. Police identified Soto through fingerprints. She had been arrested several times, including once for prostitution, but had never been convicted of a crime.

    Police sources say they expect to link Rifkin to the following cases:

    14. Rifkin told police that he dumped a body in New Jersey, but police don't believe it is the body found Oct. 26, 1991 near the Delaware Water Gap - a partially decomposed body dubbed the "tiger lady" because of a large tattoo of a prowling tiger on her left calf. Investigators are searching for the body Rifkin talked about, but won't say where.

    15, 16, and 17: Sources say Rifkin told police he dumped three other bodies in New York City...


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    This man's body was found in the water on the North side of Ocean Parkway less than a mile from Gilgo beach.

    SOURCE: Body Found on Beach: [NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
    Paul, Krista. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 26 June 1993: 13.

    A badly decomposed body washed up on Tobay Beach in Massapequa yesterday, Nassau police said.

    The body, which was found at 11:30 a.m. on the bay side, is that of a man about 45, police said. Police are not sure how long the body was in the water.

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    Partial remains washed up on beach in 2001;

    SOURCE: Part of Body Found On Amagansett Beach: [NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
    J. Jioni Palmer. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 20 Aug 2001: A16.

    The partial remains of a body washed up on a beach in Amagansett yesterday, East Hampton Town police said.

    The remains were found on a stretch of beach along Marine Boulevard about 1:10 p.m. after police received a call, said police dispatcher Michael Seitz...

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    These legs we know about. Here is a clip from the original Newsday article;

    SOURCE: Woman's Severed Legs Found on Fire Island: [NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
    By Geoffrey Mohan. STAFF WRITER. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 22 Apr 1996: A.25.

    Police are investigating the discovery of two severed legs on the shores of Fire Island this weekend.

    The legs, protruding from a black plastic gargage bag, were found Saturday at about 5:30 p.m. by two seasonal residents walking along Blue Point Beach, about a mile west of Davis Park on the bay side of the island, said Det. Sgt. Kevin Cronin of the Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad.

    The toenails of one foot were painted red, and both legs belonged to the same woman, Cronin said. A preliminary examination also revealed that both legs have scars that police hope will help in identifying the victim.

    Cronin said the right leg had 3 1/2 -inch scar on rear calf and L-shaped scar on the shin. The left leg had a 3 1/2 -inch scar on the inner side.

    Cronin, who visited the remote beach yesterday afternoon looking for more clues, would not say how much of the legs had been severed.

    The legs were discovered by Robert Ragona, of Valley Stream, and his brother, Andrew, of Southbury, Ct., who own a house on Fire Island.

    News of the find surprised and shocked the mostly seasonal residents of the tiny hamlet, tucked amid wooded dunes across Patchogue Bay.

    "It's a real quiet spot, about the quietest spot you could find," said longtime resident Armond Siegel, who was opening his summer house about 150 yards from where the legs were found. "You've got a lot of sick people running around this world, unfortunately.

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    These are the other severed legs that were found on the North Shore!

    SOURCE: Clues to a mystery, Police believe pair of severed legs washed up on North Shore belong to torso found earlier in Westchester: [NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
    Strickler, Andrew; Staff writers John Valenti and Michael Frazier contributed to this story.. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 29 Mar 2007: A06.

    Severed human legs were found washed up in two locations on the North Shore over the past two days, including on a private beach belonging to Cablevision Systems Corp. chief James Dolan, and police believe they may match a headless torso found across Long Island Sound.

    Det. Sgt. Robert Holland of the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department, where officers are still trying to identify the remains discovered there on March 3, said his department was in contact yesterday with Suffolk and Nassau police.

    "Based on certain physical similarities ... we feel strongly that these legs came from our victim," Holland said.

    Lloyd Harbor police said yesterday that a fisherman found a human leg at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the shore in Lloyd Harbor and notified authorities.

    A second leg was discovered yesterday at about 8:50 a.m., reportedly by a caretaker, at Dolan's Cove Neck estate, Nassau police said.

    Lloyd Harbor Lt. Dennis Dooley said a fisherman discovered a right leg on the west side of a narrow strip of ground off West Neck Road.

    A Nassau police source said a left leg contained in a plastic garbage bag was discovered at the Dolan compound, although a Nassau police spokesman would not confirm that. The beach near the end of a private driveway off Cove Neck Road borders Oyster Bay Harbor.

    "The condition of the leg found in the bag indicates to us that it could be a possible homicide," said Det. Sgt. Richard Laursen of Nassau's Homicide Squad.

    A report by the Westchester County medical examiner said the torso was of a Hispanic or light-skinned African-American woman between 35 and 50 years old. The torso, with a tattoo of two red cherries above the right breast, was in a suitcase found by two people walking on a public shore, and showed several stab wounds.

    The Suffolk and Nassau medical examiner's offices will perform DNA and other forensic tests on the limbs and compare them with the findings of the Westchester medical examiner, Holland said.

    Both Lloyd Harbor and Nassau police said the conditions of the legs prevented easy identification. "It looked like it had been in the water a little while," Dooley said...

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    We have gangs, drug crimes, organized crime just like every other neighborhood that is outside a major metropolis.

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