Nearly three years have passed since Long Island police uncovered the bodies of four dead girls along their local ocean parkway. Following the discovery, authorities uncovered commonalities among the deceased that included internet prostitution and a poor, working class socio-economic background. These revelations, coupled with a fifth girl who disappeared nearby under similar circumstances, resulted in the pursuit of a faceless serial killer who left behind very few leads.
Robert Kolker is a contributing editor for New York Magazine. His new book Lost Girls details the lives of the women killed, the heartbroken families they left behind and details of a slow-moving police investigation that remains unsolved.