The Hunt for the Long Island Serial Killer | Full Episode

The Hunt for the Long Island Serial Killer | Full Episode

Police on Long Island, New York, have taken a person into custody in connection with the murders of at least 10 women whose bodies were found on Gilgo Beach over 10 years ago. The body of Shannan Gilbert was first discovered on the beach. Police later ruled her death was not the result of a crime, but while investigators were searching for Gilbert, they found other remains. Erin Moriarty has been covering this story since 2011. This “48 Hours” episode aired on Dec. 12, 2020.

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41 Responses

  1. 48 Hours says:

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  2. Bree Irish says:

    What a wonderful sister Maureen had. Just because they worked in that industry doesn’t mean they are throwaway people, they have families that loved them.

  3. Obi-Wan KeDogi says:

    So thankful for the families to finally have some sort of answer as to what happened to their loved ones. I don’t care what the reason is for why they felt compelled to resort to selling themselves on Craigslist, none of them deserved to die. I hope that disgusting pig of a man who preyed on these women suffers every day for the rest of his miserable life.

  4. Truth Hurts says:

    Glad to hear/read they made an arrest this morning in connection to these murdered women. Hope the families will get some sort of closure soon.

  5. Arrow says:

    the clock is ticking for all these killers, as long as law enforcement kept the dna they found in tact, genetic genealogy will help solve a good number of these cases. It is nice to know they are now looking over their shoulders worrying about time running out. God bless law enforcement and all they do. RIP to all those women who lost their lives to this monster.

  6. Agnes says:

    Wow he’s just been arrested and this is already up, great job 48 hours team!

  7. Graciela B. Macedo says:

    There are still people who are hurt by the pain of others, like these investigators, thanks for this great work.

  8. Suzanne Seiple says:

    So glad they finally caught this thing. He not only took these women’s lives but also destroyed the lives of their loved ones. I hope it brings just a measure of peace to the families involved.

    • Beatriz Tobon says:

      The serial killer is the guy from Massapequa?

    • Juan Figueroa says:

      ​@Beatriz Tobonyes

    • Nikki Simpson says:

      They’ve solved this case? I never heard about that, I’ve had my eye on this case since the beginning of it after the disappearance of Shannon

    • Obi-Wan KeDogi says:

      Suzanne, I agree completely. Hard to imagine what life must be like to have a loved family member just disappear and then after a tortuous wait – end up dead. Just awful. I’m so glad they finally have some answers.

    • Karly says:

      @Nikki SimpsonThey just arrested a suspect this morning. Rex Heuermann, of Massapequa

  9. Kay says:

    Somebody needs to apologize to that innocent man made guilty without any evidence 🤦🏻‍♀️.

    • Charity LaFountain says:

      I’m sure he is issued an apology- and the state also pays the person wrongly accused so he hopefully can use that money to set up a comfortable place to live while settling into living free again. Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done to get him back his missing freedom z

    • Christina P-C says:

      @Charity LaFountainThat’s not automatic. It depends on the state.

    • Dolly Gottings says:

      There were probably more than one murderer.

  10. Michelle Mueller says:

    This is such a sad story. How dare someone take others lives! These ladies were loved and had family’s, friends etc. This is just awful. 😞

    • T Tx3 says:

      because some people are more daring than the rest and are not afraid to take risks. until they are caught, such individuals are admired as cocky, courageous people. despicable creatures

    • Lee Lorenz says:

      You weren’t aware there were murderers?

    • Lee Lorenz says:

      ​@T Tx3who admires them?

    • Ghost of John Judge says:

      They couldn’t have been THAT loved. I mean, look where they ended up.
      I agree, it’s a sad story. But they all, apparently, came from rather dysfunctional backgrounds, and may have been searching for a love that, otherwise, they didn’t feel.

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