Image: Composite sketch of murder victim
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This composite sketch provided by the Suffolk County Police Department shows an unidentified victim whose partial remains were discovered off Ocean Parkway in Nassau County in April 2011. Other remains of the same person were discovered in April 1996.
msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 1/8/2012 7:14:45 AM ET 2012-01-08T12:14:45

Police have released a composite sketch of an unidentified victim whose skull was among the remains of 11 people found along a remote New York beach highway last year.

The artist's rendering released Saturday is of a woman whose partial remains were found along Long Island's Ocean Parkway last April. According to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System online database, the same person's left and right legs were found on Blue Point Beach, Fire Island, in April 1996.

The website describes the victim as a white woman aged between 18 and 50. The posting adds that she "may have had surgery on her left ankle" and had "red toenail polish on all toes."

The online database notes that the woman's hands have not been recovered.

When contacted by The New York Times, a spokeswoman for the Suffolk County Police Department would not comment on how the unidentified woman had been killed.

Investigators believe a possible serial killer is responsible for 10 of the bodies. The remains of an 11th victim — a 24-year-old woman named Shannan Gilbert — were found in late December. But authorities say Gilbert accidentally drowned.

Suffolk County police are asking anyone with information about the woman's identity to contact them or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

The Associated Press and msnbc.com staff contributed to this report.

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