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The LISK (Long Island Serial Killer) investigation began in May 2010 with the disappearance of sex worker Shannan Gilbert. In the following months, Suffolk County Police uncovered human remains from nine more murders, including those of the "Gilgo 4", all sex workers whose bodies were disposed of similarly. Inspired by the New York Times best-selling book "Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery", follow the series as it’s told through previously unheard interviews with family members, frie ...
 
In March, 1987, a man breaks into a Billings, Montana, home and sexually assaults a young girl then escapes undetected. The crime begins a decades-long recovery process for the girl and her family. It's also the start of a maddening search for justice that involves a suspect, an exoneration and DNA evidence that ultimately exposes a loophole in the US legal system. Hosted by Jule Banville Music Courtesy of Nic Bommarito
 
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Linda does something she’s been thinking of doing for years: She reaches out to Jim Bromgard. They agree to meet and remain in touch. Jim’s a dad now with two kids who mostly spent the millions awarded to him in a civil suit. Linda goes to work, lives her life and tries not to be angry about what happened. But sometimes she is. She wants people to …
 
The case moves out of Billings and when the gavel drops in the state’s highest court, Linda, her mom and husband are in the front row. But Linda doesn’t feel great about her chances when it comes to this Supreme Court precedent. She’s just left her family in Glacier National Park when she gets the call: the Montana Supreme Court dismisses the charg…
 
Linda gets a visit from a prosecutor who tells her: We know who did this, and we’re going to charge him. But there’s a problem. It starts where a lot of old sexual assault cases do: with the statute of limitations. Montana’s clock to prosecute this case expired with the wrong man in prison. But a law that makes an exception for DNA comes into play.…
 
Evidence that could have been destroyed from a trial in 1987 is instead discovered sealed in the basement of the Yellowstone County Courthouse. But in 2002, there aren’t many labs that will test it, and it’s expensive. After a donor comes forward, the results prove conclusively that Jimmy Bromgard is not a match. He’s the first person in Montana ex…
 
A police sketch leads police to Jimmy Ray Bromgard, a senior at Billings Senior High. They get him in a lineup in front of Linda, the victim, who visibly reacts. The founder of the crime lab compares hairs in Linda’s bedroom to Jimmy’s, leading to an arrest in front of his house. A trial and a conviction follow, but now the founder of the Innocence…
 
The Long Island-area homicide detective from Season 2 chats with Senior Producer Shannon McGarvey about what it actually takes for law enforcement to process mountains of backlogged DNA, solve cold cases, and the best way for the public to submit tips. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.co…
 
Coming October 27th - The home invasion and sexual assault of an 8-year old girl in Billings, Montana, begins a decades long recovery process and a painstaking search for justice. Hosted by Jule Banville Mopac Audio Productions See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-…
 
Long Island radio personality and politico, Frank MacKay, speak with Senior Producer, Shannon McGarvey, about the Suffolk County Police Department's attempts to impede the LISK investigation along with a host of topics involving the sordid business of Suffolk County politics. Part 2 of 2. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Californ…
 
Long Island radio personality and politico, Frank MacKay, speak with Senior Producer, Shannon McGarvey, about the Suffolk County Police Department's attempts to impede the LISK investigation along with a host of topics involving the sordid business of Suffolk County politics. Part 1 of 2. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Californ…
 
BONUS: LISK podcast Senior Producer, Shannon McGarvey, speaks with the anonymous creator of GilgoCase.com, who talks about the genesis of their site, web sleuthing, online best practices, and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
Suffolk County PD won't confirm the presence of DNA evidence yet any genetic material could undoubtedly help solve the LISK case. Since the first victims were discovered on Gilgo Beach a decade ago, there have been vast advancements in the cataloguing and use of DNA. So, why has genetic sequencing not provided any definitive leads on LISK's identit…
 
Even though the Suffolk County Police Department identified behavioral and physical traits of LISK, why has there been virtually zero progress in finding the killer for over a decade? Despite knowing these indicators, along with gruesome information provided by medical examiners, SCPD either knowingly or unwittingly hasn't been able to advance the …
 
A combination of new techniques, tried and true methodologies and competent investigation are at the core of identifying LISK's character profile. A panel of criminologists describe what specific behavior, exhibited through what we know from the LISK case, says about the killer as a person. Or could LISK potentially be more than one person? Is the …
 
Host Chris Mass speaks with the Oak Beach Drifter, an anonymous figure, who lived with Joe Brewer. The OBD recalls Brewer's questionable behavior and lifestyle choices along with Brewer's claim of an "Ace up his sleeve" if the situation ever called for it. Plus, Chris speaks with renowned criminologist, Dr Kim Rossmo, and forensic psychologist, Dr …
 
The grim discovery of bodies along Ocean Parkway then leaves investigators with the task of trying to figure out the victims identities. DNA provides the most concrete results but collecting and analyzing DNA has been and still is a time-consuming process that requires cooperation and even luck. And in the case of Suffolk County Police, common scie…
 
While the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) was searching for missing sex worker, Shannan Gilbert, it was suddenly faced with the deaths of four more women - the Gilgo 4 - whose dismembered remains were discovered alongside Long Island's Ocean Parkway. Along the way the SCPD committed a series of blunders and procedural missteps, some of whic…
 
A meticulously compiled file containing photos, maps and other records points to one person as a highly credible LISK suspect. Listen as a local law enforcement official explains which relevant details make this suspect worth investigating further and what he plans to do about it. Meanwhile others who were close to the investigation from Day ONE ex…
 
In Season 2 of "LISK: Long Island Serial Killer - The Search for Answers", host Chris Mass peels back the layers of what is fact and what is fiction in the LISK case. In hearing from family and friends of victims, criminologists, DNA experts, law enforcement and others, listeners will have misconceptions corrected, lingering questions answered and …
 
Host, Chris Mass, and Senior Producer, Shannon McGarvey, respond to listeners questions about the LISK case. From the recent discovery of a new potential LISK victim to various theories about LISK's methodologies, they share information and insights gathered over the years. Special thanks to everyone who sent in their questions about this yet-to-be…
 
Host, Chris Mass, and Senior Producer, Shannon McGarvey, respond to listeners questions about the LISK case. From the recent discovery of a new potential LISK victim to various theories about LISK's methodologies, they share information and insights gathered over the years. Special thanks to everyone who sent in their questions about this yet-to-be…
 
Chris Mass, speaks with Jami Rice, host of the "Murderish" podcast, about the LISK victims, recent new evidence, their own theories about what happened and other updates related to the case. Inspired by the book "Lost Girls", "LISK: Long Island Serial Killer" examines the lives of the victims prior to their deaths. For more information, go to www.l…
 
Preview of Season 2 interviews along with other updates from "LISK: Long Island Serial Killer". Between researching new leads and breaks in the LISK Case along with conducting interviews, the Mopac Audio production team shares conversation snippets that will ultimately go into the next season. Thank you for your support and for keeping attention on…
 
Valerie Mack was named as the true identity of the LISK victim previously known as Jane Doe #6. Suffolk County police, in conjunction with the FBI, announced that through the use of DNA and genetic genealogy, they had determined Mack's identity. Join Senior Producer, Shannon McGarvey, as she lays out what is known about Valerie Mack's life and her …
 
Suffolk County Police announced on May 22nd that they had identified the remains of Jane Doe #6 through DNA. Josh Zeman and Rachel Mills, the producing team behind "The Killing Season", speak with host, Chris Mass, about the potential of DNA technology, their work investigating LISK, theories on who LISK is and a number of other gripping topics. Fo…
 
Attorney John Ray and host, Chris Mass, continue their conversation. Ray has been the attorney for Shannan Gilbert's family and shares a trove of legal and investigative information. From the LISK investigation to persons-of-interest and possible Suffolk County Police corruption, Chris and John Ray discuss a number of relevant topics in the second …
 
On the 10 year anniversary of Shannan Gilbert's disappearance, attorney John Ray speaks with host, Chris Mass. Ray has been the Gilbert Family attorney for years and shares a trove of both legal and investigative information. Starting with Shannan's disappearance up through the ongoing legal battle over the release of Shannan's panicked 911 call, C…
 
Host, Chris Mass, answers listener questions along with LISK Podcast senior producer, Shannon McGarvey. Topics range from the connections between LISK victims disappearances to possible LISK conspiracy theories. Watch for new bonus episodes and other content soon. Please rate and review LISK Podcast. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy …
 
Maureen Brainard-Barnes' sister, Missy Cann, spoke with Chris about the timeline of Maureen's disappearance, the involvement of Suffolk County Police Department, how the families helped change the perception of missing sex workers, her own grief and a number of other topics. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Not…
 
The 911 call Shannan Gilbert placed on the night she disappeared was finally released to Gilbert Family attorney, John Ray, on May 14, 2020. Host, Chris Mass, spoke to the attorney the same day. John Ray details how the actual recording contradicts many assertions made by Suffolk County Police. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Ca…
 
LISK-related theories and personal recollections from the author of "Lost Girls, Robert Kolker. Robert shares his thoughts on how LISK dumped the "Gilgo 4" bodies where they were eventually discovered. Robert also talks about getting to know some of the victims family members, including a notable lunch they had together in Manhattan. See Privacy Po…
 
Amber Costello's housemate, Dave Schaller, talks about some of the grim advice he gave Amber and her sister, Kim, about getting into escort work. He also speaks about not doing more to stop Amber on the last night she was seen alive. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-se…
 
BONUS: Jaclyn Gallucci was one of the first reporters to write about the missing sex workers on Long Island and look into who they were as individuals. Jaclyn talks about why it was important to call attention to the victims, not just as nameless sex workers, but as women with lives, families and dreams. Jaclyn also talks about her own process in u…
 
BONUS: Dottie Laster, a counselor on human trafficking, shares a deeply troubling tale of coercion. Dottie also recalls speaking with Melissa Barthelemy's family and confirming that she had been forced into prostitution. For more information about stopping Human Trafficking: https://traffickingvictimrescuecentral.org/ See Privacy Policy at https://…
 
Robert Kolker speaks with Chris about a host of topics surrounding the LISK case. From Robert's opinions on how Shannan disappeared to the current status of the investigation and a host of other insights, he offers unique perspective as someone who wrote a best-selling book that was eventually made into the Netflix movie "Lost Girls". Hosted by Chr…
 
Nearly a year and a half after Shannan Gilbert disappeared from Oak Beach, and with the body count climbing to 10, the search teams suddenly shifted back to the gated community, and a startling series of discoveries was made. More than ever, the victims families and the public wanted answers and a killer found. A dubious shift in Suffolk County pol…
 
When 27-year-old sex worker Amber Lynn Costello took a rare top-dollar outcall from her home in Babylon, Long Island, she was never seen alive again. Just over three months later, her body was among the four victims found along Gilgo Beach. This episodes follows the life of Amber Costello, from her childhood in North Carolina to her harrowing explo…
 
When Maureen Brainard-Barnes and Megan Waterman's bodies were found on Gilgo Beach, it seemed that friends and family were the only ones who'd been looking for them. Authorities showed little concern for these missing women, presumably because they were sex workers. Only as part of the Gilgo Four did their names gain any real recognition. Why did i…
 
Melissa Barthelemy was the first of the "Gilgo Four" bodies found along the remote shores of Long Island. The discoveries unleashed a media firestorm and brought to light the Long Island Serial Killer case. Before the sensationalism, Melissa was a young woman with a family and friends who loved her. This episode tells the story about Melissa and th…
 
Police uncover the bodies of the "Gilgo Four" while searching for Shannan Gilbert. But who was this woman whose disappearance blew the lid off one of the most baffling and active serial killer cases of our time? Episode two explores Shannan's backstory — her upbringing, her aspirations, and the unlikely way she found herself in the New York City un…
 
24-year-old escort Shannan Gilbert disappeared in May, 2010, from the affluent Long Island community of Oak Beach without a trace. Months later, while police were conducting a routine training exercise in the neighboring Gilgo Beach area, officials discovered the skeletal remains of a woman — and then three more. Inspired by the New York Times best…
 
The LISK (Long Island Serial Killer) investigation as told through rare interviews with friends, family, members, police officers and other people affected by the murders. Starting with the disappearance of Shannan Gilbert, Suffolk County Police eventually found the remains from nine more bodies, including those of four murdered sex workers who cam…
 
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