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Court orders Suffolk PD to release Gilgo Beach 911 recordings

Shannon Gilbert’s estate argues tapes are needed for lawsuit; Police contends calls are part of ongoing investigation

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A hearing was held Friday at the Supreme Court in Riverhead where a judge reserved decision on Suffolk County Police Department’s immediate turnover of the recordings in the case surrounding Shannon Gilbert, the woman whose whereabouts sparked a search that lead to the discovery of human remains in Gilgo Beach.

Lawyers representing Gilbert’s estate argued for the immediate release of the recordings. They said that the case has been pending since 2012 and the estate needs the tapes to move forward with a lawsuit against the doctor who owns the home from which she was fleeing from when she went missing.

Gilbert made a 23 minute 911 call when she was frantically fleeing a home in Oak Beach. She was later found dead in the marsh at Gilgo Beach in 2011. In total, eight women, a man and a toddler were found dead in the marsh.

There have been no arrests for the Gilgo Beach killings.

The defense argued that the tapes should not be released because they are part of an ongoing investigation and there is no a time constraint in this case.

Meantime, two Suffolk County judges have directed the police to turn over the tapes. The Suffolk County Police Department has not complied.

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