Eight months after 24-year-old Shannan Gilbert went missing in Long Island, New York, a police officer and his dog discovered female remains wrapped in a burlap sack on Gilgo Beach. However…the remains didn’t belong to Shannan. Shannan’s body was finally discovered, along with nine other sets of remains (the earliest dating back to 1996), in early 2011. Many of the victims were escorts who had contacted clients via phone or online shortly before they went missing; the causes of death vary, and include strangulation, brutal beatings, and dismemberment.
Also disturbing — six years after her daughter’s body was finally discovered, the mother of Shannan Gilbert, Mari Gilbert, was also murdered.