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Thursday, February 2, 2012
A Serial Killer and No One Cared
I have been following closely the gruesome case of the still-at-large Long Island serial killer who's been dumping bodies at Gilgo and Oak Beaches for more than a decade! The bodies were only discovered a year ago. I know the area from idyllic teen years when it was the spot for beer parties and beach bonfires. This case has gotten no national attention likely because many of the 10 victims appear to have been prostitutes. When they went missing, no one cared.
Robin Herman is a writer, artist and e-media explorer at Robin Herman Creative.http://www.robinhermancreative.com/ Earlier in her career she was a reporter for The New York Times and then the Washington Post. She went on to spend 13 years as assistant dean for communications at Harvard School of Public Health where she co-founded and was Director of The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health. She is the author of a history of science book, Fusion: The Search for Endless Energy (Cambridge University Press, 1990). She was a member of the first class of women at Princeton University. In 1973 she was hired as the New York Times' first female sports reporter. On Jan 21, 1975 she "broke the locker room barrier" as the first female reporter to enter a male professional league locker room (NHL All-Star Game) for post-game quotes. Her 5 years as a sportswriter coincided with tumultuous national events and progress in women's rights and opportunities.