Police release last known video of victim of possible serial killer in Gilgo Beach murders

Police have released the last known video of a woman they believe was the victim of a serial killer more than a decade ago.

The victim, 22-year-old sex worker Megan Waterman, disappeared in 2010. In newly released surveillance footage, she can be seen waiting at the front desk of a Holiday Inn in Hauppauge, New York, on June 6 from This year. Police believe these were some of his final moments.

“We believe she left the hotel that night to meet her killer,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison said Tuesday at a press conference.

Ms Waterman’s remains were found in December 2010 near Gilgo Beach, about 15 miles from the hotel. The police believe she was strangled.

She wasn’t the only one. From 2010 to 2011, police found a total of 11 bodies in the same area. Six of them, like Ms. Waterman, were sex workers.

Police believe this 2010 surveillance footage from a hotel in Hauppauge, New York, shows some of Megan Waterman’s final moments

(Suffolk County Police Department)

“Several women, a man and an infant were deprived of their lives between 1996 and 2010,” police said on a newly revamped website dedicated to the investigation. “A continuing search for missing persons in 2010 uncovered their remains across Long Island; and, one of the largest homicide investigations in Long Island history began.

Police believe a single serial killer may be responsible. But in 12 years, no arrests have been made.

On Tuesday, Suffolk County police said they were doubling the reward for any tip leading to an arrest and conviction, from $25,000 to $50,000.

“While excellent police work has been done in this case, the public’s assistance in identifying potential suspects or additional leads is essential,” Harrison told NBC New York.

Ms. Waterman was originally from Scarborough, Maine. When she died, she left behind a boyfriend and a four-year-old daughter, who is now 16.

Twelve years later, her sister is still demanding answers.

“Although we have closed in the sense that his body was found, this person is still there,” Allie Pertel told WMTW. “Who knows who else they might victimize?”

Ms Waterman, like many victims, advertised her escort services on Craigslist. But Ms. Pertel says that doesn’t make her less worthy of justice.

“Nobody wants to do what they do in this role,” she said. “But that’s where she ended up, unfortunately, and that shouldn’t dictate how long it takes or not to get answers.”

Police have asked anyone with relevant information to submit it via www.p3tips.com, gilgonews.com or the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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