Gilgo Beach murders: ‘Prostitutes don’t trust the police’

Former prostitute Audacia Ray says Suffolk County police will have a hard time getting help from sex workers.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer believes a New York or Long Island sex worker knows who the Gilgo Beach serial killer is, and he’d like that person to come forward with information.

But so far no one has, and it’s more than likely no one will, an ex-prostitute told Metro.

“Prostitutes don’t trust the police,” said former Manhattan sex worker Audacia Ray. “I know a lot of cases where sex workers have given information about a crime and then the cop will show up where they work and demand a sex act or threaten to arrest them.”

Four prostitutes have been identified as the dead bodies at Gilgo Beach. The other four bodies found buried there have not yet been identified.

There exists something call the Bad Date List, compiled by New York City and Long Island prostitutes, which is filled with the names of customers who are either violent or refuse to pay. The list also contains license plate numbers and is circulated internally among area sex workers.

“That list is very private,” said Sarah Jenny Bleviss, of the Sex Workers Outreach Project. “It’s dangerous for an outsider to get ahold of it because if a customer sees his name on the list he can easily change his name.”

Not taken seriously?

The family of missing Jersey City escort Shannan Gilbert, who was last seen in Oak Beach in May, said they think the police took their time responding to a 911 call on her behalf.

“I think police took their time responding because of the nature of work she was in,” said a relative of Gilbert’s. “I don’t think she was taken seriously.”



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Local

De Blasio, Bratton defend city's efforts after Eric…

Mayor Bill de Blasio justified the city's response to the death of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while in police custody earlier this month.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

MLB

Joe Torre: I'm in Hall of Fame because…

Joe Torre spent 18 years putting together a near Hall of Fame career as a player. But it was the 12 years he spent as…

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.