Police: Woman found dead in upstate NY, daughter charged

ELLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say the mother of a woman whose disappearance led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains strewn along Long Island’s Gilgo Beach has been found dead in her apartment.

Police say another daughter of Mari Gilbert daughter has been charged in her death. Gilbert’s body was found Saturday inside her Ellenville apartment in the Catskills.

Gilbert’s attorney, John Ray, confirmed her death and the arrest of 27-year-old Sarra Elizabeth Gilbert.

Ellenville police say in a Facebook post that the daughter was arraigned on murder and weapons possession charges.

The 52-year-old woman’s other daughter, Shannan Gilbert, vanished along Ocean Parkway in 2010. Her disappearance led to the discovery of the other bodies that police believe may have been the work of a serial killer.


This story has been corrected to show the disappearance of Shannan Gilbert, not the discovery of her remains, led to the discovery of other bodies.

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