- Jul 23, 2008
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picture from this link and article included http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/missing-woman-s-kin-cop-response-not-quick-1.2546076
The sobbing woman was begging 911 dispatchers to rescue her, yelling into the phone from the seaside community of Oak Beach. She banged on the door of resident Gustav Coletti, who let her in and then called 911 himself.
"She said, 'Help me! Help me!' " Coletti, 75, recalled Wednesday. He said he told the 911 dispatcher: "I don't know what it's all about but she's screaming for help."
When Suffolk police arrived at the scene, the woman, Shannan Gilbert, 24, was gone. Gilbert, a Jersey City prostitute who came to Oak Beach to meet a client, has not been seen since that May 1 morning, police and her family members have said. Her disappearance prompted a missing-person probe by her frantic family, who now worry that she may be one of the four skeletal remains recently found in thick brush off Ocean Parkway near Oak Beach.
I looked for a pre-existing thread for Shannan for a solid hour. If I missed it then I'm an idiot so please forgive me.
Shannan was last seen at The Fairway, in Oak Beach NY on May 1st 2010. Escorted by a driver, she went to a party hosted by a resident of the exclusive subdivision from which she vanished. Shannan was a prostitute but we do not know for a fact that this is what she went to The Fairway for. All we know is that she went and that a man invited her. LE hasn't confirmed this. Reportedly this meeting was a "date" and she was invited to this party, by the host JB, via Craigslist. At some point, I believe around 4:51am, something appears to have gone wrong. Shannan called 911 and told the dispatcher, in a 23 minute call, that "he was trying to kill her" and she repeated "help me" several times. It's believed that it can be heard on the audio taped call, something that sounds like Shannan being grabbed and pulled into a truck. She is heard knocking on several doors until finally, a neighbor, GC, opens his door to Shannan. Here's what he has to say about that moment. I will post links for more info as I have them. Anyone who can post links PLEASE jump in.
above from this location originally http://www.newsday.com/news/search-updates-1.2546948
JB claims that Shannan did come to his home. He said she began demanding to get paid and was, I guess belligerent? He told her to leave, which she did, on foot. It seems that her driver had dropped her off. At some point it seems that she apparently began randomly beating on doors in the moments following this reported episode, begging for help. Until GC found her at his door.
I've provided you with a layout of the location in which GC was standing when he was interviewed (above) and other things I found significant in the area. When he indicates the direction from which the SUV came, he doesn't seem to be motioning toward the highway at all but in the other direction, toward the opposite shoreline, through a patch of scrub and a retention pond of sorts AWAY from the highway or Oak Beach Road, which is the only vehicle access leaving the area.
Here's GC's house in relation to JB's house.
JB's house was searched yesterday and a vehicle from his home, a white SUV, was seized. That video is available at this link
It seems as though Shannan's family did report her missing many months ago but no one took them seriously. I suppose that's because their baby girl is a known prostitute. Sad...both that no one cared, and that she put herself at such risk.
I thought that maybe we could look for her anyway, regardless of what she did for a living. I have my doubts as to whether or not she ever made it out of the area. And it's been reported via MSM that Shannan isn't one of the four bodies found just up Ocean Parkway.