Suffolk County Police on Friday released a trio of 911 calls from the night Shannan Gilbert went missing in the Gilgo Beach area more than a decade ago – and gave a glimpse of her final moments.
A worried and confused Gilbert repeatedly told dispatchers early on May 1, 2010, “Something’s going to happen to me” and begs two men, “Please get me out of here…I just want to go home.”
Gilbert, a Craigslist sex worker from Jersey City, NJ, was on Long Island that evening and met a client, Joseph Brewer, at his Oak Beach Association home with her driver, Michael Pak, police said.
At one point, Gilbert started acting “irrationally,” and Brewer asked Pak to leave her, which apparently happened when she was making the 911 calls.
“Please stop. What are you going to do with me?” she says when a dispatcher keeps asking where she’s calling from.
“I’m on Long Island,” Gilbert says several times, but was confused as to why she was at the man’s house.
“There’s someone after me, I don’t know where I am. i am in a house I do not know where I am. Can you trace where I am?” Gilbert says on the call.
“These people are trying to kill me,” she says at one point, to which a man jokingly replies, “Shut up,” and laughs.
She eventually ran out of the house and knocked on several doors in the neighborhood, interacting with two neighbors before disappearing, police officers said.
Both neighbors also called the police and were heard on 911 calls reporting that they had seen the concerned woman. A man said she looked like a 14-year-old child, while a woman said she was afraid to let her into her home.
When police searched the nearby area for Gilbert, they discovered the dumping ground of one or more serial killers with the remains of nine others, seven women, a man and an infant.
While the details of Gilbert’s disappearance have been unclear, detectives believe her death was an “unfortunate accident” and unrelated to the Gilgo Beach murders. Investigators believe there could be between 10 and 16 victims of the possible serial killer killings in the area, half of whom appeared to be working as prostitutes, police officers said.
“Based on the evidence, the facts and the totality of the circumstances, the prevailing opinion in Shannan’s death, while tragic, was not murder and most likely not criminal,” Rodney Harrison, the Suffolk County Police Commissioner, said at a news conference on Friday. after ABC7.
Police also said they interviewed Brewer and Pak and determined they were not responsible for Gilbert’s death.
Harrison, the former NYPD department chief, has refocused on the hunt for the Long Island serial killer since taking over the Suffolk department, creating a new task force and releasing additional evidence in the hopes they will develop new leads.
The Gilbert family sued for the calls to be made public in 2020, with a judge later ordering officers only to turn over the recordings to the family.
Harrison promised to release the tapes after becoming the county’s top cop in January.
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