The site where Valerie Mack was found.

Crime Scene Location in Manorville, New York, United States.

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Valerie Mack - Manorville crime scene location.

On the morning of November 19th, 2000, three pheasant hunters discovered the torso of Valerie Mack at this site near Halsey Manor Road in Manorville, New York.

The remains of the 24-year-old sex worker were wrapped in several layers of garbage bags and then dumped in a wooded area beside an access road.

The gruesome discovery was made after the group's hunting dog ventured into the thicket and located the bags.

Mack's killer dismembered her corpse in an attempt to conceal her identity. By removing her head and hands, he was able to prevent the authorities from using her dental records or fingerprints to identify her.

This strategy largely worked, as the 24-year-old remained unidentified for more than two decades. During this period, Mack was referred to as Manorville Jane Doe.

The rest of her remains were discovered at Gilgo Beach.

On April 4th, 2011, Mack's skull, right foot, and hands were discovered at Gilgo Beach.

She was known as "Jane Doe No. 6" until DNA tests confirmed that the remains belonged to the same woman whose torso had been found in Manorville in November of 2000.

Because of her proximity to the other victims at Gilgo Beach, it immediately became clear that she was a victim of the Long Island serial killer.

In this case, LISK had dismembered his victim's remains and then dumped them at two different locations that were 45 miles apart.

Despite finding Manorville Jane Doe's skull at Gilgo Beach, another decade would pass before the authorities were finally able to identify her.

Manorville Jane Doe is identified as Valerie Mack.

On May 29th, 2020, it was announced that Manorville Jane Doe had been identified as Valerie Mack, a missing 24-year-old from Port Republic, New Jersey.

Investigators uncovered her identity using genetic genealogy testing, which enabled them to track down her son, Benjamin. Benjamin's DNA had been entered into the system after he was incarcerated for an unstated crime.

Mack was an escort who lost contact with her family in the fall of 2000.

She was born on June 2nd, 1976, as Valerie Lyn Fulton.

Her mother, Patricia Fulton, had a substance abuse problem. As a result, she spent most of her childhood in the foster system, moving from home to home.

When she was nine years old, she was finally adopted by the Mack family.

At first, everything was great, and the young girl fit in well with her adoptive family. However, as she grew older, she started hanging around with the wrong people and doing drugs.

As time wore on, Mack developed an addiction and became involved in the sex trade.

The last thing her family heard was that she was going to New York "with a guy."

Although they attempted to report her missing, the police at the time were under the impression that the young sex worker had left on her own accord.

At the time of her disappearance, Mack's last known address was in Philadelphia. As a result, her family was shocked to discover that her torso had been discovered 170 miles away at this remote site in Manorville.

Where was Valerie Mack found?

Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.

GPS coordinates.

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the site are:

40.881626, -72.790727

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Address.

The full address for this location is:

Halsey Manor Road
Manorville
New York
NY 11949
United States

Directions.

The entrance is about 0.2 miles north of the intersection between Halsey Manor Road and Mill Road. The site is 0.5 miles west of Halsey Manor Road.

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The Manorville site where Valerie Mack was found.

Valerie Mack map

This aerial image shows the general location where three hunters discovered the torso of Valerie Mack. It is approximately 0.6 miles west of Halsey Manor Road.

The site in question sits adjacent to a powerline access road that runs alongside the Peconic River. On maps such as Bing, this access road is called Hertz Avenue.

Other online maps erroneously place Mack's remains on the southern side of the intersection between Mill Road and Halsey Manor Road. This is because most newspaper articles tend to provide a very general description of the area.

Interestingly, accessing this powerline road does not seem to be a straightforward endeavor. Judging by Google Street View, the main access point for vehicles is a narrow and obscured entrance that leads through a wooded area.

This suggests that the Long Island serial killer has an intimate knowledge of the woods and trails around Manorville.

This theory is further strengthened by the fact that he decided to reuse Halsey Manor Road as a dump site following the murder of Jessica Taylor in 2003.

Entrance.

Entrance

This "Birds Eye" view shows the access point to Hertz Avenue.

It is likely that the killer drove his vehicle through this entrance, as carrying human remains for half a mile across uneven terrain would be physically taxing.

From the killer's perspective, it would also be quite risky. Hauling the body over such a distance would require him to remain in the area for a much longer period of time.

This would undoubtedly increase his exposure.

Other cases have shown us that murderers tend to dump their victims' bodies as quickly as possible. They do not like to stick around at the dump site for too long.

In other words, they like to "get in and get out." This is because they are extremely conscious of the fact that someone might happen across them or their vehicle at any given moment.

This explains why most killers dump their victims' bodies at roadsides.

Google Street View.

Google Street View

This Google Street View image of the entrance on Halsey Manor Road was taken in May of 2012.

As you can see, it is relatively obscure and off the beaten track.

It is difficult to imagine someone choosing to drive through this narrow, wooded pathway with Mack's dismembered remains in their vehicle unless they knew exactly where it led. Especially if it was dark out. 

Notably, Google Street View shows that there are no street lights along this stretch of road.

We know from previous cases that serial killers prefer to operate in places where they feel comfortable. This is because operating in "unknown territory" is risky and unpredictable.

All of this suggests that the Long Island serial killer is someone who is familiar with this particular area of Manorville.

Judging by the terrain involved, it also stands to reason that he was driving a truck or another 4x4 vehicle. Although the road is accessible by car, it doesn't seem like the best place to drive one.

This is backed up by comments from locals, who told us that most people who enter this area tend to drive trucks, dirt bikes, and other off-road vehicles.

Coordinates: 40.886349, -72.782052

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Mack's remains were discovered at two different sites.

Valerie Mack's remains

Valerie Mack's remains were discovered at two different sites that were 45 miles apart.

Although her torso was discovered in November of 2000, it wasn't until April of 2011 that her skull, hands, and foot were uncovered at Gilgo Beach.

The police have speculated that the killer removed her foot because it may have had a tattoo or another identifying mark on it.

Aerial image.

Aerial image

This is an aerial "Birds Eye" view of the site at Manorville. The killer dumped Mack's remains in the thicket beside the powerline road.

The area has a number of interconnected trails that are used by hunters, hikers, and dirt bike riders.

It is also frequently used as an illegal dumping ground for household waste.

Newspaper article from November 29th, 2000.

Newspaper article.

This newspaper clipping is from an article that was published in the Daily News on November 29th, 2000.

According to the police, the area is a popular destination for hunters and naturalists.

Detective Athur Ahl postulated that Mack's remains were dumped in the area at some point between October 8th and November 5th. The autopsy estimated that she was killed between late August and early November.

2001.

2001

This aerial image from 2001 shows the access road and various trails.

Crime scene.

Crime scene

In this comparison image, we've matched a crime scene photograph of the site with a satellite image from 2001. We also highlighted certain points by adding color-coded dots.

Note that the southbound trail is not visible in modern-day aerial images. It is likely that the path has become overgrown or obscured by trees.

The distance between the entrance to the trail and the main entrance on Halsey Manor Road is exactly 0.6 miles (1,069 yards).

Coordinates: 40.881435, -72.791769

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Gilgo Beach.

Valerie Mack Gilgo Beach

On April 4th, 2011, a search team discovered Mack's skull, hands, and foot at this section of Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach.

By that stage, she had been missing for 11 years.

Her remains were found 250 feet away from the body of "Baby Doe," who was the infant daughter of an unidentified victim called Peaches.

Coordinates: 40.637333, -73.333855

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This location belongs to the following categories:

Crime ScenesSerial KillersLong Island serial killer locationsUnsolved Cases
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