April 13th, 2011
07:05 PM ET

Aerial imaging to be used in search for more Long Island remains

CNN Wire Staff

New York (CNN) - Aircraft soon to be flying over a Long Island, New York, beach will shoot high-resolution photographs of the area where the investigation into a report of a missing woman has led to the remains of at least eight people.

Airplanes and helicopters will begin circling the barrier island beach later this week as federal, state and local search efforts continue, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer told reporters on Wednesday.

"The high-resolution technology should be able to provide a detailed representation of the area and will extend through Nassau County," Dormer said. "We're hoping the technology will help identify skeletal remains that may still be out there."

The aerial imagery will supplement police-dog search units, which expected to resume searching later this week. Meanwhile, diver teams are already scouring the waterways on the north side of the barrier island.

Eight different sets of confirmed human remains have been found in Suffolk County, Long Island, since December, in what police say could be the work of a serial killer or killers.

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Additional remains - including a human skull - were uncovered earlier this week.

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