Major Gilgo Beach Development: 1996 Victim Identified
Authorities announced that they have identified a murder victim known for almost three decades as “Jane Doe No. 7.” Karen Vergata was 34 years old when she disappeared on Valentine’s Day in 1996. She is one of nine women whose remains were found on an isolated stretch of beach on New York’s Long Island beginning in 2010. Architect Rex Heuremann has been charged with murdering three of the women. He denies being the Gilgo Beach Killer.