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‘Long Island Serial Killer victim’ Jessica Taylor’s family breaks silence on her death revealing frantic last phone call | Englishheadline


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THE heartbroken family of a woman whose murder is being investigated as part of the Long Island Serial Killer case has broken their silence about her final moments.

Jessica Taylor’s torso was found on July 26, 2003, in Long Island State Pine Barrens Preserve in Manorville.

Jessica Taylor was found mutilated in Long Island a few days after she was last heard from

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Jessica Taylor was found mutilated in Long Island a few days after she was last heard fromCredit: Handout
Family of Jessica Taylor revealed that she had made a frantic phone call prior to her death

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Family of Jessica Taylor revealed that she had made a frantic phone call prior to her deathCredit: Handout
Rex A. Heuermann is accused of murdering at least three women near Long Island's Gilgo Beach. He has not been charged in Jessica Taylor's death

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Rex A. Heuermann is accused of murdering at least three women near Long Island’s Gilgo Beach. He has not been charged in Jessica Taylor’s deathCredit: AP

“The truth is that the grief is so immense, it makes people feel like they can’t speak, can’t even think about it out loud, because it would force one to feel the incredible pain of reality,” Taylor’s family wrote on September 9 in a new statement about her death.

Though her torso was found in Manorville, Taylor’s skull was found eight years later – in Gilgo Beach.

Her body was found during the search for another missing woman, Shannan Gilbert, whose remains were later found in the area.

Rex Heuermann, a 59-year-old architect, was charged with three counts of first and second-degree murder in connection to the deaths of Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, and Amber Costello.

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All of the women were sex workers in their 20s whose remains were found within one-quarter mile of one another near Gilgo Beach, on Long Island, in late 2010.

The death of a fourth victim, Maureen Brainard-Barnes, is also believed to be connected to the case.

Heuermann pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held without bond.

He is also being investigated in connection with the murders of six other women whose remains were found months later in the same area, including Gilbert and Taylor.

At the time of her death, Taylor had a tattoo that was gouged out by the killer.

Forensic psychologist Joni Johnston told The U.S. Sun that mutilating her tattoo was the sign of a sophisticated killer.

“The first thought that comes to my mind is this is somebody who’s trying to prevent this person from being identified,” she said.

FAMILY’S HEARTBREAK

Taylor’s loved ones have revealed that the 20-year-old made one of her last phone calls between July 22 and 26, 2003.

“The call was possibly Jess seeking help from her new friend, or possibly somebody else deciding to use her cellphone to make a call,” family said in the statement.

Prior to her death, Taylor, like many of the other victims who were found on Gilgo Beach, was a sex worker.

According to her family, in the months leading up to her death, she was trying to escape sex work.

“Jessica wanted very badly to leave that lifestyle behind and come home. People who knew her at the time described her as not being herself, she was full of sadness,” the family wrote.

In 2003, she was said to be living with her pimp Khalil White and another woman in Washington, DC before she decided to escape the situation.

While trying to escape, her car broke down at a gas station, causing her to depend on the help of strangers.

A group of people offered to take her to Brooklyn, where they let her stay with them for a few nights.

The family claimed that she was temporarily continuing sex work so she could earn enough money to make it back home.

Taylor was last seen in Port Authority in New York before her body was found dismembered on the beach.

Heuermann has only been charged with four deaths related to the Gilgo Beach murders.

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The Long Island architect was taken into custody near hid Midtown, New York City office as authorities swarmed his home in Massapequa Park.

The arrest was considered a huge breakthrough as the hunt for a suspect was dubbed “one of the most intense, prolific searches for a serial killer ever.”



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