Police said they found a body believed to be missing Craigslist prostitute Shannan Gilbert in a marsh

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Police believe New York body is Craigslist prostitute

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Dec 13, 2011 12:14 EST

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Police on Tuesday said they found a body believed to be missing Craigslist prostitute Shannan Gilbert in a marsh on Long Island where she likely got stuck while fleeing a client’s home and died.

“We went in with the idea we were going in one last time to see if we could find anything and we did,” said Suffolk County, New York Police Commissioner Richard Dormer of the body discovered on Tuesday morning.

Gilbert had advertized her services on the online classified service, Craigslist.

Suffolk County Police have been searching Long Island beaches for Gilbert, 23, since she went missing in May 2010 and in the process have turned up 10 bodies they believe are the victims of a single serial killer.

Last week, the search in a marsh near the beach turned up Gilbert’s purse, containing her ID, cell phone and lip gloss, as well as her jeans and shoes.

(Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst and Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Greg McCune)

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