News 12 New Jersey - has reported, the New Jersey prostitute had been missing since May of 2010.
Gilbert's disappearance led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains along Ocean Parkway and kicked off the search for a serial killer. Investigators don't believe Gilbert was murdered, but rather that she drowned while running in a state of panic.
Police found Gilbert's remains Tuesday morning a quarter-mile from where some of her belongings were discovered last week.
A cause of death has yet to be determined.
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