The craigslist ripper, also known as the long island serial killer, is a currently unidentified serial killer with between 10 - 17 possible victims over a 20 year period.
The victims are usually female, work in, or have previously worked in the sex industry, and advertise their services via the craigslist website. The killer contacts them and kills them.
Remains, bodies and severed limbs have show up in burlap sacks and bags around long island, near small towns in and around gilgo beach. The killer is assumed to be from the area and knows it well, well enough to drive his vehicle with the bodies inside and dispose of them at great distances apart.
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On March 3rd 2007 a suitcase containing the torso of a woman, with multiple stab wounds, washed up at Harbor Island Park.
Found were a sweatshirt, torn up paper and cherry tattoo belonging to a possible victim of the “long island serial killer”.
The victim is estimated to be between the ages of 30-50, female, black or hispanic, of large build, with a tattoo of cherries above her right breast.
Torn pieces of paper were found in the lining of the suicase (which was exclusive to Walmart stores). When put together, the torn pieces were identified as a piece of a calender with the word “cinco” and the phrase “begin to live”.
Three weeks later, a severed leg washed up at Cold Spring Harbor. The next day, another leg washed up at a cove, near Nassau County’s Gold Coast. Both toes of each foot were painted with pink nail polish and eventually identified as belonging to the unidentified torso.
The killer has never been found.