For more than a decade, the identity of the Long Island killer remained a mystery. But earlier this week, police arrested another suspect. Through NBC NewsThe suspect’s name is Rex Heuermann, a 59-year-old builder who lives in Massapequa Park, not far from where dozens of bodies were found ten years ago.
Until now, Heuermann is only charged with three counts of murder: Maureen Brainard-Barnes, Megan Waterman, and Amber Costello. But other cases may follow. It may take years for this case to go to court, but these cases did not come without the efforts of a woman named Mari Gilbert. Mari’s story was played in real crime this movie The Lost Girlsand we will tell you where to watch it.
The Lost Girls it’s a Netflix original, and you can watch it there. The film was directed by Liz Garbus from a script by Michael Werwie, based on the true crime novel by Robert Kolker, Lost Girls: America’s Untold Secret.
Amy Ryan stars as Mari Gilbert, a mother of three daughters who constantly searches for the police to find her missing daughter, Shannon Gilbert (Sarah Wisser). Mari’s unexpected efforts lead the police to find the bodies of missing prostitutes killed by a white Long Island serial killer.
Thomasin McKenzie stars in the film as Sherre Gilbert, Gabriel Byrne as Commissioner Richard Dormer, Oona Laurence as Sarra Gilbert, Lola Kirke as Kim, Miriam Shor as Lorraine, Reed Birney as Peter Hackett, Kevin Corrigan as Joe Scalise, Rosal Colon as Selena Garcia , Dean Winters as Dean Bostick, James Hiroyuki Liao as Michael Pak, and Molly Brown as Missy.
Fair warning, Mari Gilbert’s story doesn’t have a happy ending and it’s heartbreaking. Although Gilbert’s quest for justice for her daughter uncovered multiple murders, police determined that Shannon Gilbert was not killed by Long Island’s second serial killer. Shannon Gilbert’s body was found, but police believe she died of accidental drowning. Her family still believes Shannon was murdered.
Finally, in 2016, Mari Gilbert was killed by one of her daughters, Sarra Gilbert, during the chaos. Sarra Gilbert was found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison. However, Mari’s legacy is that she helped kill many people. Without him, the Long Island killer may have remained undetected and uncaught.
You can check The Lost Girls on Netflix.