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FBI Called to Help Track Possible Serial Killer in Suffolk County, NY

Suffolk County map.

Suffolk County map.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Authorities believe a serial killer may be on the loose in Suffolk County, New York.

Two FBI agents are now assisting local police as they investigate the discovery of 10 sets of human remains scattered along Giglo Beach and Ocean Parkway, NBC New York reports. 

The FBI is helping develop a profile of the killer or killers as part of a behavioral science team.

Authorities still have not identified five of the 10 victims.

Disgraced Police Chief Thwarted Federal Investigation into Serial Killer in Long Island

Ocean Parkway, Long Island, where bodies were found.

Ocean Parkway, Long Island, where bodies were found.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke, who was arrested last week for allegedly assaulting a man in 2012, stymied a federal investigation into a suspected serial killer in the Gilgo Beach murders, the New York Post reports. 

A source close to the investigation said Burke didn’t keep the feds updated on the unsolved murders of eight women, a man and a toddler in Long Island because he was under an FBI investigation for assaulting a man accused of stealing his sex toys.

“Burke never wanted us involved in this [serial killer] case because he knew we were ­investigating him,” said a federal source.

Burke was charged last week with viscously attacking a handcuffed suspect who stole items from his car, including pornography and sex toys.

“We’re going to take a good, hard look at this case with fresh eyes,” the federal source said. “We have the extensive resources and experienced investigators to solve this type of case.”

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FBI Joins Investigation of Possible Serial Killer in Long Island

Ocean Parkway, Long Island.

Ocean Parkway, Long Island.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Authorities began discovering the remains of 11 human beings five years ago along a New York highway.

Now the FBI is joining the investigation to determine if a serial killer was responsible for the deaths, Fox News reports. 

Suffolk County Deputy Police Commissioner Tim Simi announced the FBI’s involvement in the case Thursday, on the eve of the fifth-anniversary of the first body being discovered.

“Law enforcement techniques, particularly with homicide investigations, are ever changing, and we wanted to ensure that we are doing everything we can to solve these murders,” Sini said.

“Bringing the FBI to the table with all of its expertise and resources is a step in the right direction,” toward possibly finding a killer, Sini said. “Working together is the best way to solve complex cases.”

The bodies included eight women, a man and a toddler. They were found near Ocean Parkway on Long Island.

Massachusetts Prosecutors Mull State Charges Against Mobster ‘Whitey’ Bulger, His Former Associates

 

Updated Bulger photo/wbur

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

It might not be over yet for notorious mobster and convicted killer James “Whitey” Bulger and his former associates.

Prosecutors in Massachusetts are exploring whether they can charge Bulger and others with murder and other crimes now that the federal trial is over, the Boston Globe Press reports.

One associate that faces potential criminal charges is Patrik Nee, who was named as an accomplice in several murders but never charged.

Bulger was convicted Monday on murder and racketeering counts in federal court.

“We’re always looking for evidence that can help us investigate and prosecute Suffolk County homicides,” Jake Wark, a spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, told the Globe in a statement.

FBI Launches Probe of Police Chief in Long Island After Suspect Allegedly Beaten

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is investigating Suffolk County Chief of Police James Burke after allegations surfaced that he beat a man who broke into his car, NBC 4 New York reports.

Christopher Loeb, 26, said he was home in Smithtown when Burke attacked him on Dec. 14.

He is accused of stealing the chief’s gun belt, ammunition, handcuffs and other items stuffed into a duffel bag in the chief’s SUV.

FBI Helping Long Island Police in Possible Serial Killer Case

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is assisting police in Long Island into what may end up being a serial killer case. Four female bodies have been found in recent days on a Long Island Beach.

FBI spokesman Richard Kolko said in a statement Wednesday that the bureau “has offered assistance in the case. This is a Suffolk County Police Department investigation and we refer you to them for any additional information.”

The New York Times reported that the women “were found in brush about 500 feet apart from one another off a highway in Gilgo Beach.”

The Times reported that the identity of the woman and the cause of death is unknown.