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Lost Girls - An Unsolved American Mystery

Robert Kolker

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Genres:

True Crime

Description:

Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker delivers a haunting and humanizing account of the true-life search for a serial killer still at large on Long Island, in a compelling tale of unsolved murder and Internet prostitution. One late spring evening in 2010, Shannan Gilbert, after running through the oceanfront community of Oak Beach screaming for her life, went missing. No one who had heard of her disappearance thought much about what had happened to the twenty-four-year-old: she was a Craigslist prostitute who had been fleeing a scene-of what, no one could be sure. The Suffolk County Police, too, seemed to have paid little attention-until seven months later, when an unexpected discovery in a bramble alongside a nearby highway turned up four bodies, all evenly spaced, all wrapped in burlap. But none of them Shannan's. There was Maureen Brainard-Barnes, last seen at Penn Station in Manhattan three years earlier, and Melissa Barthelemy, last seen in the Bronx in 2009. There was Megan Waterman, last seen leaving a hotel in Hauppage, Long Island, just a month after Shannan's disappearance in 2010, and Amber Lynn Costello, last seen leaving a house in West Babylon a few months later that same year. Like Shannan, all four women were petite and in their twenties, they all came from out of town to work as escorts, and they all advertised on Craigslist and its competitor, Backpage. In a triumph of reporting-and in a riveting narrative-Robert Kolker presents the first detailed look at the shadow world of escorts in the Internet age, where making a living is easier than ever and the dangers remain all too real. He has talked exhaustively with the friends and family of each woman to reveal the three-dimensional truths about their lives, the struggling towns they came from, and the dreams they chased. And he has gained unique access to the Oak Beach neighborhood that has found itself the focus of national media scrutiny-where the police have flailed, the body count has risen, and the neighbors have begun pointin

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Pratt

Length:

11h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

35:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

32:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

43:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

35:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

42:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:12:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

45:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

51:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

55:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

54:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:32