The Long Island Serial Killer is believed to have murdered 10 to 14 people from the sex trade over a period of 15 years. The remains of 4 victims were found in December 2010, while 6 more sets of remains were found in March & April 2011. Police believe that the latest sets of remains predate the 4 bodies found in December 2010. Some speculate that Joel Rifkin may have been responsible for some of the older remains, as 4 of his victims' bodies were never found. Rifkin denies this.
Joel Rifkin of East Meadow, NY killed at least 17 women, mostly prostitutes in the NY area. He was caught driving a pickup with no license plates and a 3 day old corpse sitting next to him. Rifkin was sentenced to 203 2/3 years to life in Attica.
Joel David Rifkin (born January 20, 1959) is an American serial killer convicted of the murder of nine women (although it is believed he killed as many as 17), mostly drug addicted prostitutes, between 1989 and 1993 in New York City. Also, he is suspected by some to be responsible for some of the Long Island Prostitute Murders whose remains were found in March and April 2011, as four of his victims' bodies were never found.
Joel Rifkin- Joel The Ripper. Serial killer convicted of the murder of 9 women (although it is believed he killed as many as 17), between 1989 & 1993 in New York. In 1994, it was reported that Rifkin had engaged in a jailhouse scuffle with mass murderer Colin Ferguson after Ferguson told Rifkin, "I wiped out 6 devils and you only killed women," to which Rifkin responded, "Yeah, but I had more victims." Ferguson then punched Rifkin in the mouth.