State police have confirmed that remains found during a search for possible victims of a serial killer on a New York beach highway are human. That makes nine bodies found in recent months.
The remains were found Monday morning about 1.5 miles east of the entrance to Jones Beach.
More remains were found later Monday several miles away. Police say it appeared to be a skull, but authorities have yet to confirm whether it is human.
The findings Monday in Nassau County, just outside New York City, comes after police in neighboring Suffolk County uncovered eight sets of human remains since December along the same highway.
Authorities suspect a serial killer may be responsible for at least some of the deaths, but they have not named any suspects.