OAK BEACH, N.Y. (WCBS 880) – Family and friends of a missing woman feared to be the victim of a possible serial killer met on a Long Island beach on Sunday for what would have been the woman’s 24th birthday.
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Shannon Gilbert has been missing for more than a year, but her friends and family have not given up hope.
“You know we have to keep this story out there,” family friend Michelle Cutler said at a vigil on Oak Beach, Long Island.READ MORE: Tri-State Area Police Departments Travel To Harlem In Tribute To Fallen NYPD Officer Jason Rivera
Cutler said despite the fact that they still don’t know Gilbert’s whereabouts, the birthday remains important.MORE NEWS: Harlem Faith Leaders Call For Community Healing After Police Officer Killed
“They need support and if I can help them do that, then that’s why I’m here,” she said.