NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A hearing is set to be held in Suffolk County Friday in the case of the death of a New Jersey prostitute, whose body was discovered on Long Island near 10 other victims of a suspected serial killer.
Lawyers for Shannan Gilbert’s family will demand that police turn over 911 calls from the night she disappeared.READ MORE: Sources: Ex-Boyfriend Gunned Down Lizbeth Mass While She Was Working At Construction Site On City Island
Gilbert was last seen running and screaming for help in Oak Beach back in May of 2010.
The first body was found on Dec. 11, 2010 while police were searching for Gilbert. By April, police had discovered the sets of 10 remains on Gilgo Beach, all found about seven miles apart along Ocean Parkway.READ MORE: New Jersey Ranked 48th In List Of Best States In The U.S.
Gilbert’s official cause of death was classified as “undetermined” back in 2012. Suffolk County police have long held the position that she was not an 11th victim of the suspected serial killer, but fell and drowned in a drug-induced panic in the marsh.
But earlier this month, her family’s attorney said a new private autopsy concluded “that the evidence is consistent with the fact that Shannan was strangled to death.”MORE NEWS: New York Philharmonic Performs At The Shed As Part Of New York PopsUp Series
Suffolk County Police said they will review the autopsy and are doing everything they can to solve the murders.