The Killing Season: Including more interesting facts


Gilgo Beach where most female remains were discovered.

The Killing Season is a show fairly known to those living in or near Long Island that ran for one season in 2016.   This unknown individual was given the name Long Island Serial Killer, or LISK for short. LISK had murdered many prostitutes and dumped their bodies along highways, more specifically, Ocean Parkway. 

Starting with what the job of the victims was, security is, or at least should be the main priority. Most have drivers who stay in contact with them throughout the time the prostitutes are in the presence of the client. There are some who do not have security and risk more vulnerability to potential danger throughout the environment. Based on getting protection from authorities, police officials didn’t feel the need to search. Government officials hardly looked into missing prostitutes and wouldn’t speak about the cases to anyone in the public. On April 30th, 2010 Shannon Gilbert, a 23-year-old prostitute, had run out of the house owned by a man named Joseph Brewer. Shannan dialed 911 and stated “They are trying to kill me!”, along with more 911 calls from the neighborhood. Once the police arrived, Shannan was gone. It had taken 4 months for the Suffolk County police department to connect Shannan’s 911 call to the missing report file in Jersey City where she had lived. The police investigated her driver, Michael Pak, and her client, Joseph Brewer. They both passed their lie detectors test and the case went cold. 

December 11th, 2010, an off-duty cop was walking his dog when they then discovered a woman’s dead body. 2 days later, on December 13th, 3 more sets of female remains had been discovered. Fast forward 3 months ahead, on March 29th, 2011, Ocean Parkway continued to increase the number of female remains being discovered. While 3 more sets of human remains were found near Gilgo Beach. About 2 weeks later April 11th, 2011, 2 sets of human remains had been discovered in Nassau County. This overall leaves 10 bodies, if not more along Ocean Parkway. 5 identified victims, but 5 nameless ones. 

Luckily for the documentarians in this show, they discovered a website called WebSleuths. This website is filled with individuals who want to help solve these missing cases along with murders since government officials won’t speak publically about it. WebsSleuths had been very successful in identifying 280 nameless victims who were sex workers found dead. 

To continue on with these cases, more and more becomes clear that there isn’t just one serial killer doing all these sex worked murders. They research all missing sex workers including similarities and differences to determine many different serial killers who have the same moto to kill. You can learn more and watch these documentarians travel across the country to identify and try to solve more and more cases.

Listen to this podcast for a more elaborate explanation.