CHILLING 911 calls are revealing new clues in the death of Shannan Gilbert that sparked serial killer fears after 10 other bodies were found.
Gilbert disappeared near Long Island’s Oak Beach in 2010, after calling 911 because she believed someone was trying to kill her.
Audio of three 911 calls was released by the Suffolk County Police Department on Friday, two years after the release of the calls was ordered by a judge.
In the audio, from May 1, 2010, Gilbert can be heard repeatedly saying “There is somebody after me.”
Gilbert’s voice is quiet at the start of the 22-minute recording, with the 911 dispatcher asking her to speak up.
The woman is also heard pleading with two men in the recording.
“These people are trying to kill me,” she tells the dispatcher at one point.
Gilbert, a sex worker from New Jersey, was on Long Island visiting a client, Joseph Brewer.
She was leaving Brewer’s home, where the two were joined by her security and driver, Michael Pak.
At times during the 911 call, both men can be heard. They were allegedly trying to get Gilbert out of Brewer’s home.
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“Come on, let’s go. We’ll all go outside,” Brewer can be heard saying.
“Please, get me out of here, Mike,” Gilbert said.
The woman then allegedly knocked on the doors of multiple neighbors, asking for help. Two neighbors called police.
However, by the time police responded to the 911 calls an hour later, Gilbert had disappeared.
Her remains were recovered in a marsh in December 2011, approximately half a mile from where she had last been seen alive.
The search for Gilbert led police to discovering the remains of 10 other individuals – including at least six other sex workers.
New photos from one of the crime scenes along the Ocean Parkway near Oak Beach and Gilgo Beach were shared by Suffolk County Police on Thursday, including a photo of a black leather belt with the initials “WH” or “HM.”
Authorities believe the belt may have belonged to a killer, and was not a personal belonging of any of the victims.
On Thursday, Gilbert family attorney John Ray claimed the Suffolk County Police Department did an “inadequate and negligent job” in hunting down Gilbert’s killer.
An independent autopsy conducted by Gilbert’s family revealed that the woman had sustained neck injuries “consistent with homicidal strangulation.”
In a press conference on Friday, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison said: “Shannan was a loving daughter, sister and a young woman who should have had her whole life ahead of her.”
“Based on the evidence, the facts, and the totality of the circumstances, the prevailing opinion of Shannan’s death, while tragic, was not murder and most likely not criminal.”
A new website has been launched to keep the public abreast of developments in the case.
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