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Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by Takeitfromme, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. AlwaysSearching

    AlwaysSearching Bronze Member

    Well, this is very interesting.....

    Arrest of convicted pimp renews attention to unsolved murder of Scarborough woman
    Akeem Malik Cruz, who went to prison for taking Megan Waterman to New York to prostitute her on the weekend she disappeared, was arrested in Portland this week.


    Akeem Malik Cruz, 26, who went to federal prison for taking Waterman from Maine to prostitute her in New York, was out on probation when he was arrested early Tuesday morning during a traffic stop on Forest Avenue with a 23-year-old Maine woman in the passenger seat of his car.

    Cruz was brought to the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland on Wednesday on charges of driving with a suspended license and giving police false names. He appeared prepared to plead guilty to the misdemeanors in a plea agreement with a prosecutor and pay fines of $500. But another prosecutor, who is assigned to handle sex trafficking cases, remembered Cruz from the investigation into Waterman’s death.

    Deputy District Attorney Megan Elam told Judge E. Mary Kelly that she was rescinding the first plea agreement and offering Cruz six months in jail in exchange for his plea.

    “Now that they found out who I am, personal feelings have got involved,” Cruz told the judge. “I’ve served the time for the decisions I made. I’m not the same person anymore.”
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  2. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    It would be nice if they could solve this case some day. But who knows how many are involved.

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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    When was the first woman murdered? He just seems too young to me for some reason.
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  4. AlwaysSearching

    AlwaysSearching Bronze Member

    I believe the first body dated back to the late 90's so he would be too young, but I think they are pushing him because they believe he knows who Megan's last client was, but he denies it. If they could find out who her last client was, they would know who LISK is.
  5. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    They need to figure out how to offer him something he wants. He'll tell them.
  6. AlwaysSearching

    AlwaysSearching Bronze Member

    I think that's why they mess with him so bad every time he gets in trouble. Trying to get him to talk.
  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I wonder if they know of any of his friends or loved ones that are facing a sentence or something that they could give them a deal or something? I saw that on one of the documentaries. Detectives wanted someone to talk to they offered to help someone the perp cared about because they obviously didn't care about themselves.
  8. AlwaysSearching

    AlwaysSearching Bronze Member

    That is a great idea!
  9. AlwaysSearching

    AlwaysSearching Bronze Member

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  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

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  11. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    And the plot thickens....
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  12. AlwaysSearching

    AlwaysSearching Bronze Member

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    Kimster Director Staff Member

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  16. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    Mother of Shannan Gilbert, believed to be Gilgo Beach murder victim, found stabbed to death; other daughter charged in slaying

    Updated: Sunday, July 24, 2016, 10:10 AM

    he upstate New York mother of one of the sex workers found dead in 2011 on Long Island's Gilgo Beach was stabbed to death by her schizophrenic daughter, an attorney for the family said.

    Mari Gilbert, 52, who had led an aggressive effort to solve her daughter's mysterious death, was found killed Saturday morning inside the Ellenville, N.Y. apartment belonging to her younger daughter, Sarra.


    Ray said that Sarra Gilbert is "an extreme schizophrenic" who heard voices telling her to carry out the bloodshed.



    Sarra Gilbert allegedly killed her mother Mari Gilbert on Saturday.
  17. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

  18. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    Oh, no. I remember watching Shannon's episode on ID's ''Disappeared'' Mari was so nice, and the investigators did not consider her daughters case as a homicide.
  19. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    This is really sad. Mari had to deal with more than we realized. :vigil:
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  20. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    July 25, 2016 5:30 PM

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An attorney says the death of a New York woman won’t end the quest to confirm her suspicions that her daughter was a homicide victim.

    Mari Gilbert, 52, was stabbed to death in upstate Ellenville on Saturday, but family attorney John Ray vowed he’ll continue to seek answers in her daughter’s death.

    Shannan Gilbert was a prostitute whose 2010 disappearance led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains along a Long Island beach highway, in a case that became known as the Gilgo Beach murders.


    Police allege Mari Gilbert was killed by another daughter, 27-year-old Sarra Gilbert, who is facing charges of criminal possession of a weapon and murder in the second degree.

    Police Chief Phillip Mattracion said officers found Mari’s body with multiple stab wounds, a knife nearby and Sarra standing in the kitchen with blood on her clothing.


    “Sarra had been acting in irrational ways and she had actually been hearing voices, and these voices were telling her what to do,” Ray said. “She’s been hospitalized various times over the last year for her psychiatric condition.”


    Shannon Gilbert’s estate is suing former Suffolk County police surgeon Dr. C. Peter Hacket in connection with her death — he owned a house on Oak Beach.

    Mari Gilbert had custody of Sarra Gilbert’s child. He is now with his father.
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