Manorville Jane Doe has been identified as Valerie Mack.
DNA analysis in 2011, confirmed that the discovered remains along Ocean Parkway also belonged to MANORVILLE JANE DOE.
With advances in DNA technology and through our partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s LIRA Office in Melville a genealogy profile was established which provided our Homicide Detectives with further investigative leads to pursue.
Further pursuit of those leads led homicide investigators and federal agents to areas of New Jersey where they believed MANORVILLE JANE DOE had possible ties.
Interviews were conducted of possible relatives who provided investigators with further DNA samples which were then processed and analyzed.
After processing and evaluating the newly gained DNA samples against the known DNA of MANORVILLE JANE DOE, a positive identification was confirmed and we are revealing the true identity of MANORVILLE JANE DOE to be that of VALERIE MACK, born 07-02-76 whose last known address was in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.
VALERIE MACK was a white female, 24 years old when she was last seen. She was described as being 5 feet tall with brown hair and hazel eyes weighing approximately 100 pounds. Valerie was never listed as a missing person.
VALERIE MACK was working as an escort in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area and used the name MELISSA TAYLOR as an A.K.A. There is no familial relationship between her and Jessica Taylor.
Family members last saw her in the Spring/Summer of 2000 in the area of Port Republic, New Jersey.
Valerie Mack’s identification is a giant leap forward in the investigation. As detectives relentlessly pursue leads related to her murder, we ask members of the public, friends, family, and associates of Valerie Mack to provide whatever information they have about her and the circumstances leading to her death.
She is survived by family members whose identity will be kept confidential.
Any information should be reported through the website tip submission feature or by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, P3Tips.com
Again, the Suffolk County Police, the District Attorney’s Office, the FBI, and other law enforcement partners are working tirelessly to resolve these cases. As demonstrated, new forensic technologies, new investigative methods, and most importantly tips provided by the public are aiding us in our continued search for justice.
This identification and the investigation surrounding it have brought us further clarity on the events surrounding Gilgo Beach as a whole.