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Authorities Eye A Cop & Ex-Cop In LI Serial Killings

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Could the Long Island serial killer or killers be two NYPD police officers?

Citing sources in an exclusive report the New York Post claims a former cop and a current officer now on desk duty in Manhattan are under suspicion. The paper says investigators learned the cops got into trouble for hiring prostitutes while working for the department but it's unclear if they know each other.

When PIX 11 News reached NYPD's Deputy Commissioner for Public Information he said: "No NYPD officer has been identified as a suspect...I have no information that an individual who retired 20 years ago is a suspect either."

Suffolk County Police had no comment for this story.

Last month, citing police sources, the New York Times was first to report growing suspicion that whoever dumped a batch of bodies along a secluded stretch of beach in Suffolk and Nassau County had a sophisticated understanding of police investigative techniques; even suggesting the possible serial killer might himself be a current or former member of law enforcement.

In a chilling twist a possible suspect reportedly called to taunt one victim's family using a disposable cell phone - the calls traced to Midtown, Manhattan, and Massapequa, Long Island.

The macabre case all began with the search for missing New Jersey woman Shannon Gilbert. She's the 24 year old apparent Craigslist call girl whose disappearance police were initially investigating last December when they found the first of 9 possibly ten sets of human remains.

Gilbert is still missing.

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