The partially dismembered body of a woman was discovered in a Bay Shore parking lot early Tuesday morning.
Police say two people walking to the Fire Island Ferry found the woman at 6:50 a.m. in the weeds of a municipal parking lot on Gibson Street.
The woman has not yet been identified and has been taken to the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.
While Suffolk County Police conducted a search of the Gilgo Beach area, where 11 bodies were found between 2010 and 2011, they say there is no connection between the Bay Shore and Gilgo murders at this time.
There are more than a dozen open cases of unidentified murder victims on Long Island:
In 1996, a woman’s scarred legs were found by walkers on Blue Point Beach on Fire Island in 1996. They were wrapped in a plastic bag and her toes were painted red. In 2011, her skull was found west of Tobay Beach on Ocean Parkway. Her torso and hands remain missing. She is believed to be 18-50 years old, white and had surgery on her left ankle.
On Jun. 28, 1997, west side of Lakeside Drive, 200 yards north of Peninsula Boulevard, in Hempstead Lake State Park a black female torso was found with the arms, head, and legs below the knee severed. The woman was found in green Rubbermaid container, with a red towel and floral pillow sham and is believed to have been between 16-30 years old at the time of her death. She had an abdominal scar from a cesarean section and a tattoo of a peach in the shape of a heart with a bite taken out of it and two drips falling from its core on her left breast.
On May 20, 1998, across from 33 Leahy Street, Brentwood in an overgrown sump, the body of a white male, 15-17 years old, wearing white boxers with blue vertical stripes, green/black jacket size XL labeled “Alliance Down,” shirt with “Chicago” written on it, black hiking boots “Buffalo” brand USA size 8.5 yellow stud/post earring with green stone, white plastic rosary beads, green plastic key ring inscribed with “Hands of Gold Jewelry,” a store in Copiague, was found. He had been dead for up to six months.
In 2000, a woman was found nude, in pieces, and wrapped in plastic bags by hikers off Halsey Manor Road in Manorville. Her head, hands and leg were cut off. She was 18-40 years old, around 5’2”, white, with brown hair. Police believe she was a prostitute in the NYC area. Her head, hands and leg were found in 2011 on Ocean Parkway in plastic bags. Her nose had been fractured and healed prior to her death.
On March 9, 2000, ½ mile east of Wolf Hill Road in Dix Hills, 50 feet off shoulder, a white or Hispanic male, 25-45 years old, 5’8”–6’0”, 140 lbs, with black hair and teeth missing was found. He had been dead up to two months.
On Nov. 23, 2000, between exits 68 and 69, south side of eastbound LIE, a white or Hispanic male, 20-30 years old, 5’6”, 112 lbs, short black hair, has surgical staple possibly from a previous fracture, wearing M blue/white striped Gap boxers was found. He had been dead for about three weeks.
On Nov. 2, 2003 in Montauk Harbor a white male, 23-43 years old, 108 lbs, 5’8”, wearing Perry Ellis America corduroy trousers size 30/30, Thom McCann shoes size 9.5 and a brown belt size 34 was discovered.
On Nov. 10, 2003 south of Long Island Expressway in Manorville a white male, 35-50 years old, 5’6” was found. He had died up to four months earlier.
On Mar. 26, 2004 in median of Northern State Parkway next to utility road between exits 38 and 39 in Plainview, a white or Hispanic male, 23-57 years old, 4’11”–5’4”, with a 26-inch waist and thin build, wearing a gold Bulova watch with alligator band, brown leather card holder, tan pleated canvas bell bottom pants, white button down shirt with orange/blue striped pattern and a red Members Only waist-length jacket was found after a woman drove her car off the road. He had been dead more than 20 years.
On Mar. 3, 2007, a stabbed female torso was found in a suitcase on Mamaroneck beach; On Mar. 27, her right foot/leg washed up on Cold Spring Harbor shore; On Mar. 28 her left foot/leg on shore of James Dolan’s Oyster Bay estate. She is described as a Hispanic/light-skinned black female, 5’10”, 180-200 lbs wearing red camisole with Spanish label, purple Champion sweats, tan long-sleeved Voice T-shirt, blue bra, tattoo of two cherries on right breast. Scraps of paper in the crevices of the suitcase form a calendar page that says “cinco” and “begin to live.” Suitcase made by InGear, model Protege, sold only at Wal-Mart. She had been dead up to two weeks.
On Jan. 14, 2010, Piney Pt., Plum Island, a black male, 55-65 years old, 163 lbs, 5’10”, partially gray curly hair, white stubble facial hair, craniotomy scars, wearing green large T-shirt, CHOR blue plaid boxers “puritan” small, brown work belt 32/34 Godbody design label was found.
On Jun. 21, 2010 in Long Island Sound, five miles north of Port Jefferson, a black male, 5’9”, 160 lbs, thick black hair, mustache and beard with no clothing on was found.
In 2011, a woman’s remains were found 1.5 miles east of the Jones Beach tower on Ocean Parkway, She was wearing a snake chain bracelet and X-O bracelet. The body of her baby daughter was found about 10 miles east of hers. The child was found wrapped in a blanket. Police say she is “non-caucasian” and was between 16 and 32 months of age.
In 2011, the body of a male believed to have been between 17 and 23 years of age, Asian, approximately 5’6” with poor dental health was found in the brush along Ocean Parkway. He was missing his top and bottom molars and one front tooth for some time before he was killed. The man was also found wearing women’s clothing and had been dead for at least five years, possibly 10 years.
The investigation is continuing and detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.