On Thursday, New York's Suffolk County Police Department confirmed the remains of Valerie Mack, a 24-year-old Philadelphia mother who went missing two decades ago. Mack's partial remains were first discovered near Long Island's Gilgo Beach in 2000, with additional dismembered remains found in 2011 along Ocean Parkway, according to the Suffolk County police.The Gilgo Beach killings, an unsolved case that has dredged up the remains of 10 people, has led to the hunt for a possible serial killer in suburban New York who has never been found.An escort at the time of her disappearance, Mack was never reported missing. Police were able to finally identify her remains through genetic genealogy, according to a release from Suffolk County police.Using samples from her remains, Suffolk County investigators were able to find Mack's biological relatives through genetic genealogy, which ultimately led to her adoptive family and son, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart said on a press conference call on Thursday.Hart said that Mack, who also went by the alias Melissa Taylor, was "left without" her biological parents at an early age, but that the department was still uncovering her movements before her death.They had 20 years of not knowing what happened to their daughter and mother, and we hope this is something that can be used in the future to bring closure to families," Hart said, referring to genetic tracing.Read More – Source

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