- Jun 6, 2018
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What transpired just prior to that call is the key.
It seems like a very complex set of events converged on Shannan at the same time.
Shannan travels with Michael Pak from Manhattan to Oak Beach on a promise of $500 for a 2 hour date with an approximately one hour drive.
They arrives at Joseph Brewer's house in Oak Beach at 2:00 AM at which time Shannan should have received $500 in advance of the date. Everything seems to be going well enough that Joseph Brewer requests an extension of the date at 4:00 AM.
Shannan must have said something about transvestites to Joseph Brewer during the course of conversation, and this triggers him into thinking that Shannan may be a transvestite, and also to think that he may have had intimate contact, but not intercourse, with a transvestite.
Joseph Brewer calls for an immediate end to the date and refuses to pay for the extended time, feeling he's been duped. He orders Shannan to leave, but she refuses to go without getting paid for the extension, which results in an argument.
What caused Shannan to seek shelter behind the couch and call 911? Did Joseph Brewer physically assault her? Did she receive a text message or a voice mail containing a threat or alluding to imminent danger?
Once Shannan calls 911 both Joseph Brewer and Michael Pak realize that they have to be much more careful in what they say and do. They are now more than enough phone records to tie them both to Shannan on that day.
We know that Shannan ran from Joseph Brewer's house to Gus Coletti's house, then eventually to Barbara Brennan's house which was a very short walk from Peter Hackett's house.
We know Peter Hackett called Mari Gilbert after the fact, and that in addition to Mari Gilbert's sworn testimony regarding what was said, there are other sworn affidavits implicating his ties to Shannan.
We know Michael Pak went home without Shannan, Shannan never left the area and also that the $500 which should have been in Shannan's purse was not there when her belongings were discovered.
I can only conclude from this that in addition to a possible threat or imminent danger stemming from Shannan being a co-defendant of Joseph Ruis, an additional scenario played out simultaneously that involved Peter Hackett providing unsanctioned medical treatment to Shannan that morning.