GILGO BEACH, N.Y. - Suffolk County police looking for more victims of a suspected serial killer along a remote strip of Long Island beach have now found a total of eight sets of human remains.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer announced Monday that the remains of three more people had been found.

Five dead people were found previously along the highway that leads to Jones Beach, about 45 miles east of New York City.

The fifth set of remains was found last week. Police have not positively connected that case to the bodies of four prostitutes found nearby in December.

Investigators have searched over seven miles of dense undergrowth several times since the first discoveries.

The individuals found Monday have not yet been identified.

Police had said they would search Monday for the remains of Shannon Gilbert, a Jersey City woman who worked as an escort. Gilbert was last seen in Oak Beach, N.Y. last May, which is near where the remains have been found.

AP wire services contributed to this report

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