The beach where Fire Island Jane Doe was found.
Crime Scene Location in Fire Island, New York, United States.
This is the location where two men discovered the legs of suspected LISK victim "Fire Island Jane Doe".
At around 5.30 p.m. on April 20th, 1996, seasonal residents Robert and Andrew Ragona happened across a pair of severed legs at Blue Point Beach on Fire Island, New York.
The legs, which belonged to a female, were protruding from a black plastic bag.
The two Ragona brothers made the gruesome discovery about one mile west of Davis Park.
According to the police, the victim was a white woman who had red-painted toenails and multiple scars on her legs.
The authorities suspect that she is the Long Island serial killer's first known victim. At the time of her death, she was between the ages of 18 and 50.
Her right leg had three scars.
- A three 1/2 inch scar on the lateral mid-leg area.
- A one-inch linear scar on the lateral mid-to-lower leg.
- A half-inch scar on the inside of her ankle.
The woman's left leg had a two-inch surgical scar with adjacent suture scars on the left ankle. This suggests that she may have undergone ankle surgery and received stitches in the past.
In December of 2010, a large-scale investigation was launched after police discovered the remains of four sex workers at a site on Gilgo Beach.
Four months later, investigators uncovered a human skull and teeth during a search near Tobay Beach.
Subsequent DNA tests confirmed that the skull belonged to "Fire Island Jane Doe", whose severed legs had been found on Blue Point Beach fifteen years earlier.
Sadly, like Peaches, the identity of this victim is still unknown.
Where was Fire Island Jane Doe found?
Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.
The GPS coordinates for the beach are as follows.
- Latitude: 40.679337
- Longitude: -73.021226
Open 40.679337, -73.021226 in Google Maps to view directions on how to get there.
The full address for this location is:
Blue Point Beach
According to the police, the two men made the discovery about one mile west of Davis Park, on the north side of the island. The beach is roughly 300 feet north of Center Walk.
Photos of the beach and other related images.
LISK dumped her remains at two separate sites.
The Long Island serial killer concealed his victim's identity by decapitating her body and dumping her remains in at least two separate locations.
Because the woman's legs were discovered on a beach that has very limited vehicle access, it is likely that he didn't physically place them there himself.
For example, if the bag was thrown into the bay at another location, then it could have easily drifted along until the tide washed it ashore.
Notably, the Great South Bay Bridge is 13 miles to the west of Blue Point Beach.
Given the fact that the woman's skull was found on Tobay Beach, it seems plausible that the killer threw the bag off this bridge while he was driving between Jonas Beach Island and the mainland.
The victim's arms and torso have never been found. Therefore, it is possible that there is another undiscovered dump site on Long Island.
This aerial image of Blue Point Beach on Fire Island was taken in 1997, roughly one year after the remains were discovered.
The red arrow is pointing towards the general area where the two men were walking when they spotted the bag.
Great South Bay Bridge.
This aerial image highlights the location of the Great South Bay Bridge. As you can see, it sits halfway between the two sites and it connects Jonas Beach Island with the mainland.
Judging by Google Street View images, this bridge isn't particularly busy. If it was after nightfall, he would have had more than enough time to slow down and toss the bag over the rails.
Blue Point Beach.
In 1996, the News 12 network interviewed Robert and Andrew Ragona at the location where they discovered the remains of Fire Island Jane Doe.
The two brothers were walking along Blue Point Beach when they saw a black bag with a bone sticking out of it. Thinking it might be a deer, they decided to pick the bag up and place it on a plank of wood.
However, once they opened it, they saw a human thigh bone and painted toenails.
The Ragona brothers are of the opinion that the bag floated in from across the bay. In their experience, it isn't uncommon to find stuff that has drifted across from the mainland.
This location belongs to the following categories.Crime ScenesSerial KillersLong Island serial killer locations
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