In May 2010, a 911 call from a 24-year-old escort, Shannan Gilbert, sparked a gruesome discovery: a possible serial killer was haunting the Long Island community.
Gilbert had vanished after visiting a high-end client, and her 23-minute-long 911 call led police to assume foul play. But while searching for Gilbert, police instead discovered the bodies of four other sex workers buried in the sand on Jones Beach Island. Gilbert’s remains were found in December in 2011, in addition to several other bodies — there’s thought to be 10 victims so far.
The killer has been dubbed several names, including the “Long Island Serial Killer,” the “Gilgo Beach Killer,” and the “Craiglist Ripper.” This shadowy killer, who has yet to be caught, is the inspiration for author Cristina Alger’s new novel “Girls Like Us.”
The book takes a fictionalized look at the murders through the character Nell Flynn, an FBI agent and
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A carnival worker was busted for sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl while helping her onto a carousel at a Long Island fair, police said Thursday.
Louis Shelton, a 50-year-old Pennsylvania man, was strapping the girl onto the carousel at Dreamland Amusements carnival at Lake Grove’s Smith Haven Mall around 7 p.m. Wednesday when her mother allegedly saw him touch her inappropriately, cops said.
“He was putting her on the carousel, strapping her in,” said Suffolk County police Detective Sgt. Joseph Isnardi. “He basically touched her in a spot where he had no reasonable reason to be there … There’s no reason for his hand to have touched what it touched.”
The girl’s mom called 911 and police arrested Shelton at the park shortly afterward. He was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.
Dreamland Amusements, a Lake Tahoe, Nevada-based company, could not immediately be reached for comment.
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Police on Saturday seized a stockpile of military gear and illegal weapons from the home of a Long Island pizza delivery man who called in threats to his former high school.
Robert Csak, 32, faces more than a dozen weapons charges after police raided his Lindenhurst home. Suffolk County police said they found 19 firearms in the home, including nine illegal assault weapons, as well as high capacity magazines, military and ballistics equipment and night vision goggles. One of the assault rifles had a bump stock, the device that makes rifles fire automatically, which was used by the gunman who killed 58 people and wounded more than 500 hundred in the Las Vegas shooting last October.
Police said Csak left a half-dozen threats on the voicemail box for Summit School, which helps students with emotional and behavior issues. He attended the school in 2002. Csak has worked as a pizza deliveryman and,
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A Long Island judge ended up on the other side of the bench last week for allegedly breaking into his former intern’s home to steal her soiled underwear.
Prosecutors say Suffolk County District County Judge Robert Cicale admitted to stealing underwear from the 23-year-old woman on more than one occasion.
On Thursday, Cicale allegedly broke in while the victim was home, according to The Associated Press. She called her mom, who in turn called the cops. They located the judge a few blocks away.
“He was found to be in possession with soiled female undergarments that we believe were either proceeds of this burglary or a prior burglary,” Suffolk County Acting Police Commissioner Stuart Cameron told NBC 4 in New York.
Despite the fact that the judge allegedly admitted to taking the underwear — and having urges to steal some from other women — he pleaded not guilty on Friday to second-degree burglary,
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The “love story” between Joey Buttafuoco and Amy Fisher became one of the 90’s most infamous love triangles. Amy, known as the Long Island Lolita, met Joey Buttafuoco, an auto body shop owner from Massapequa, New York when she was just 16. Her father brought the family Cadillac into the shop for a repair. Joey was 38 when Amy’s dad introduced her to him.
Amy started taking her own car, a Dodge Daytona, into Joey’s shop for cosmetic work. The two soon began an 18-month long affair.
Eventually Joey ended the relationship, choosing his wife Mary Jo over Amy. The teen didn’t take it well. On May 19, 1992, Amy, then 17, knocked on Mary Jo’s door, and told her that Joey was having an affair with her 16-year-old sister. Mary Jo told Amy to leave, and Amy shot her in the face, according to People.
The media was absolutely obsessed with
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1. The Facts
The case of the Long Island Serial Killer began when an escort named Shannan Gilbert placed a call to 911 saying that her life was in danger after meeting a client off Craigslist in May 2010. The call was 23 minutes long, and has never been released by police. Shannan disappeared that same night near Gilgo Beach on New York’s Long Island. In December of that same year, the bodies of four more women—all believed to be escorts—were discovered wrapped in burlap around the same area. Additional bodies have been discovered in subsequent years, and it’s believed the serial killer (or killers, no one seems to know if it’s the work of a lone psychopath) is responsible for the murders of between 10 and 17 people, all women except for one baby and an Asian male dressed in female clothing. The one thing that is known is that
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