DNA matches Gilgo Beach remains to Rockville Centre torso found in 1997

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Stacey Sager has the latest details.

New details are emerging in the mysterious discovery of body parts at Gilgo Beach five years ago.

Investigators have used DNA to match those parts to a torso found in Hempstead Lake State Park in Rockville Centre back in 1997.

The torso has been referred to as "Peaches" because of a tattoo on the female victim.

The DNA link was updated in a national government database of unidentified people called NameUs.

The woman has never been identified.

The search for a sex worker who disappeared near a remote stretch of Oak Beach revealed a suspected serial killer's dumping ground back in 2011. Shannan Gilbert vanished in May 2010 after fleeing the home of a client, and the subsequent search led to the surprise discovery of 11 sets of human remains.

No suspects have ever been arrested or identified in any of the killings, but investigators believe a possible serial killer - perhaps more than one - is responsible.

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