The Long Island Ripper
Amber Lynn Costello
Amber Lynn Costello, 27, was last seen in North Babylon, N.Y., on September 2, 2010. No one even reported her missing before she was found on Gilgo Beach. Her sister, Kimberly Overstreet, 33, of Lindenhurst, N.Y., had helped Costello move into rehab just a year before. Overstreet has said that Costello had been working as a prostitute in St. Petersburg, Fla. She told reporters that she hopes her sister's sad tale will serve as a warning to other women looking for what they think will be easy money in the sex trade.
Between December 2007 and March 2010 she was married to Donald Costello. The address they used in High Point, Fla., matches an address listed in Private Playmates Escort Referrals. Previously, Michael Wilhelm of Kannapolis, N.C., had been married to her for a few years. They'd met in Wilmington, but he says he had left her because of her heroin use.
Amber Lynn Costello was trying to kick a drug habit, and she kept trying to leave a life of prostitution. She didn't do it in time.