OAK BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A woman whose disappearance in a Long Island beach community sparked an investigation into a possible serial killer said “there’s somebody after me” in a newly released 911 tape. But police said Friday they still believe Shannan Gilbert’s death near Gilgo Beach in 2010 was a “tragic accident.” They say Gilbert likely drowned and her death was unconnected to the slayings of multiple other women whose remains were found in the same area in 2010 and 2011. On the 911 recording, Gilbert sounds disoriented and struggles to communicate with police dispatchers. She can also be heard running and screaming.
Photo: FILE – In this Dec. 9, 2011, file photo, searchers, lower left, dig in a marsh area just east of Oak Beach, N.Y., for the remains of Shannan Gilbert, who went missing after meeting a client of a sexual encounter in May 2010.(AP Photo/Kevin P. Coughlin, File)