Long Island serial killer? Police divers to search for more remains

Long Island serial killer? Cops confirm body count has risen to 10
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(CBS/AP) YAPHANK, N.Y. - Police divers plan to search an inlet along the New York beach highway where 10 sets of human remains have been found, in the search for victims of a possible Long Island serial killer.

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The four police divers will focus on Hemlock Cove.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer has planned a media briefing on the investigation for Wednesday afternoon.

On Tuesday, police in neighboring Nassau County confirmed that the two sets of remains found this week were human.

The first remains found Monday were about 1.5 miles east of the entrance to Jones Beach on Long Island. Later in the day, a skull was found several miles away.

The finding comes after police in Suffolk uncovered eight sets of human remains since December along the same highway.

Police in December were following up on the disappearance of a Jersey City woman, Shannon Gilbert. Her disappearance remains an open case.

Complete Coverage of the Long Island murders on Crimesider