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A 911 call from a woman who disappeared more than a decade ago, sparking an investigation into a possible serial killer, has been released by New York police.
Sex worker Shannan Gilbert disappeared on May 1, 2010 after calling emergency services from her client’s home.
During a search for the 24-year-old on Long Island, the remains of 10 other people were discovered and officers began to suspect a serial killer was involved.
More than a year after his death, Mrs Gilbert’s remains have been found about half a mile from where she was last seen, near Gilgo Beach.
Officials at the time said evidence suggested she got lost in the tall reeds and accidentally drowned, with police still saying her death was unrelated to the multiple other women whose bodies were found. were found in the same area.
However, his family had an independent autopsy carried out, which they said concluded that his death was “consistent with a murderous strangulation”.
In the recently released recording of her 911 call, Ms Gilbert can be heard screaming and saying, “There’s someone behind me.”
When the driver who dropped her off at the client tries to get her back in his car, she replies, “You’ve been part of this all along.
Throughout the call, Ms. Gilbert appears severely disoriented and is unable to tell the dispatchers where she is.
We can then hear him panting and running.
Suffolk County Police also released recordings of two 911 calls made by residents who saw the young woman after she ran away from home.
The two men who were with Ms Gilbert the night she disappeared described how she appeared to be having a paranoid episode, hiding behind a sofa and then running outside.
Her driver had tried to follow her but lost sight of her and ended up going home.
Both men cooperated with investigators and police said neither was a suspect.
In December 2010, officers found four sets of human remains wrapped in burlap sacks in the same area, Ms. Gilbert disappeared and identified them all as missing sex workers.
As police continued their search, they discovered six more sets of remains, with authorities at the time saying one was a young Asian man who appeared to have died a violent death, and another was the body of a infant.
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