Prosecutor Draws Potential Link Between Long Island Serial Killer and Recent Successful Prostitution Killings
John Bittrolff Gets 50 to Life for Beating and Killing Two Women
A prosecutor says a carpenter convicted of killing two prostitutes in the 1990s may be responsible for at least one of the ten unsolved killings of people along a Long Island beach highway.
Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Robert Biancavilla made the alleged connection at the sentencing hearing for John Bittrolff (51).
Bittrolff received 50 years to life following his conviction for beating and murdering 31-year-old Rita Tangredi and 20-year-old Colleen McNamee.The state proved the case beyond a reasonable doubt based, in part, on a partial DNA match.
Long Island police officers are still investigating the unsolved killings of 10 victims of an apparent serial killer or killers. The victims were mainly known prostitutes and found within miles of one another—some along a barren stretch along Gilgo Beach in Long Island, New York.