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Corpse found near beach is likely prostitute
OAK BEACH — After a yearlong search, police on New York’s Long Island said Tuesday they think they have discovered the skeletal remains of a New Jersey prostitute whose disappearance sparked an investigation into a possible serial killing spree.
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer said searchers found the bones at around 9:15 a.m. in a dense wetland thicket, about a half-mile from where Shannan Gilbert, 24, disappeared after meeting a client for an early-morning sexual encounter.
The remnants were found about a quarter-mile from where authorities discovered Gilbert’s pants, shoes, pocketbook with ID and other personal items last week.
Police said they were searching for the Jersey City, N.J., woman last December when they discovered the first of what would become 10 homicide victims strewn along several miles of thicket and bramble along a parkway leading to Jones Beach.
Area near cracked water tank evacuated
ROCHESTER — A fracture and leak in the city’s 1-million-gallon water tank led officials who feared it would collapse to evacuate homes, a children’s hospital and a small airport Tuesday.
The leak is at the base of the water tank, which is on the ground, not atop a tower, Rochester City Manager Daniel Fitzpatrick said. The tank didn’t appear to be at risk of collapsing, but there was a potential it could, he wrote in an email to city employees.
Doctors arrested in kickback probe
NEWARK — Federal authorities charged more than a dozen doctors Tuesday in an alleged kickback scheme, accusing them of receiving cash payments for referring patients to a northern New Jersey diagnostic facility for tests.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says 15 doctors and other health care providers have been charged with receiving bribes in exchange for referring mostly Medicaid and Medicare patients to the Orange Community MRI radiology and diagnostic facility in Orange.
An attorney for the facility said he was unaware of the charges.
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