A police investigator in New York said Friday that it appeared unlikely that a missing Scarborough woman was among the four bodies found along a seaside road on Long Island in the last week.

However, Scarborough Police Chief Robert Moulton said Friday night that “we have not heard anything new” on the status of Megan Waterman.

“That would be news to me if that were true,” said Moulton, who spoke to a detective in New York on Friday afternoon.

“Different people have speculated one way or another, but there is no way of telling anything until after all the tests are done.”

Investigators plan to compare DNA from Waterman, 22, who disappeared while visiting Long Island in June, with the remains of the four women found since Dec. 11 on the south shore of Long Island.

Authorities have said it could be weeks before they can make a determination.


Despite comments earlier in the week by Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer that it appeared the women could have been victims of a serial killer, Deputy Inspector William Neubauer told reporters Friday that detectives are not limiting themselves to any one theory.

“We have no idea whatsoever whether we’re dealing with a serial killer,” he said.

“Anything is possible at this point, because there’s so many unanswered questions.”

On Thursday, police ruled out a missing New Jersey woman — last seen working as an escort who advertised on Craigslist — as a victim after comparing her medical records with those of the four victims.

Neubauer said Friday that it also appeared unlikely that Waterman, who advertised as an escort on Craigslist, was among the four, although there was no official confirmation ruling her out.

Neubauer reiterated Friday that police have no suspects, and that it could take weeks to determine the identities of the four women.


The New York City medical examiner is helping the identification process.

Waterman was last seen on the weekend of June 5 at a hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y., where she was staying with her boyfriend, Akeem Cruz.

Cruz, 21, is now in the Maine Correctional Center in Windham serving 20 months for drug trafficking.

He declined a request for an interview, citing the advice of his lawyer.

— Staff Writers Bob Keyes and David Hench contributed to this report.


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