And I was just amazed that this woman, every time she went out, she had to make a life-or-death decision about whether she was going to get protection or not. The fact that there’s no law enforcement, law enforcement can’t help you, and they can’t track. Because homicide data isn’t mandated to be reported…he has gotten information in some cases through suing the State of Illinois for homicide data, compiled it, and through algorithms can detect where serial murderers that no one knows about possibly yet.I was glad that she didn’t have to have a pimp, but we were scared for her. To me that’s really creepy.’ – Joshua Zeman, ‘The Killing Season’JZ: I’m not always trying to bring clowns into it, but yeah, okay: it’s chaos that’s truly scary. I mean that’s the whole thing, a lot of times (police) don’t want to investigate a missing persons’ case if the person happens to be a sex worker, because there’s not a good chance of it getting solved.
I guess I was nervous I couldn’t sell a show about sex workers–like dead sex workers– because it would have been way too depressing.
We see in the show that you’re waiting for her to call and check in, and she’s just…not. The worst thing that could happen is 80,000 people running down the street and we don’t know why. And – I’m not blaming the women at all—these women often go missing. So I mean one thing is we don’t want to throw law enforcement under the bus too hard—unnecessarily—we definitely want to in some cases. I mean, what’s the point about being paranoid that Big Brother is reading all our email and knows all our geo-cache data, if no one is actually paying attention or using that information?
It turns out that her phone died when she was with a john. There’s nothing scarier than broken systems at the end of the day. That’s somehow even bleaker of an idea: no one is taking any of this data and finding ways to make it applicable or preventable.
He’s from the area: he was born in Sea Cliff, grew up in Glen Cove and then moved to Staten Island.
I think it’s north shore, I don’t think it’s too close. We started with that, but then we started to see these eerie connections, these eerie similarities to cases across the country.None belonged to Gilbert, but they shared with her one very important characteristic: The women, like Shannon, had all made money answering escort ads on Craigslist.