Missing Bayside woman’s body found on Gilgo Beach in L.I.

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A body found on Gilgo Beach last week was identified as Natasha Jugo, a Bayside woman who disappeared in March, according to the Suffolk Police Department.

Her body washed ashore on the beach late last Monday and homicide detectives soon identified her as the 31-year-old Yugoslavian woman who had been missing for more than three months.

She was reportedly last seen by a neighbor March 16 at 4:30 p.m. leaving her home wearing pajamas and a bathrobe.

A day later her abandoned car was discovered 30 miles away on Gilgo Beach and her personal belongings were nearby in the sand.

Her body was found floating in the water by beachgoers at around 9:30 p.m. June 24, according to

A representative for the Suffolk County Police Department said the body was taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine a cause of death.

A family member at the home declined to comment.

There were no indications that Jugo’s death was related to 10 other bodies or sets of remains that have been found near Gilgo Beach since 2010. Several of the bodies were identified as prostitutes who had been killed, wrapped in burlap bags and then dumped at the beach by a rumored Long Island serial killer.

There has not yet been any information released linking the discovery of Jugo’s body to the others.

Reach reporter Bianca Fortis by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4546.

Posted 8:17 pm, July 3, 2013
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some guy from Astoria says:
hey bianca - Yugoslavia hasn't been a country for 20 some odd years, but kudos to your research and also, FYI - I wouldn't go around calling too many Serbs, Croats, Bosniaks, etc. "Yugoslavs" - don't say I didn't warn you...
July 5, 2013, 8:29 am
Lillybell from Long Island says:
It appears to me that the police are playing down a very possible link to the same Killer.
Based on her age and tbe site. No coincidence here.
Feb. 9, 2014, 9:58 pm
Lillybell from Long Island says:
The Suffolk County Police are covering up this and other murders. This Police Dept.has gone so rancid that for all intents and purposes. Suffolks Police are no long
er doing their job anymore. They are almost entirely made up of Mobsters.
Feb. 9, 2014, 10:02 pm
Lillybell from Long Island says:
Have you Bianca given any thought to digging up the dirt on how Dist. Attorney Tom Spota ties into the SCPD? Would be a good story.
Feb. 9, 2014, 10:04 pm
JJ from Long Island says:
If there was foul play, you really think the family would remain silent & go along w/a police coverup? I don't know of any family who would do that. Sad to see what's written in gossip & conspiracies at the expense of the family left behind.
March 16, 2014, 11:38 am

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