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Price cut for Oak Beach home in Gilgo mystery

The house at 8 The Fairway on Oak

The house at 8 The Fairway on Oak Beach that is connected to the Gilgo Beach serial killings is on the market. The price has been reduced. (Dec. 15, 2010) Credit: James Carbone

The Oak Beach house where Shannan Gilbert was last seen running from before she disappeared in May 2010 remains on the market and the price has gone down.

The two-story wood-paneled beach house was re-listed for $375,000 last week, reduced from $399,999 in September 2011, according to real estate records. West Islip-based Realtor Netter Real Estate first listed the house for $439,000 in March 2011.

The 2,400-square-foot house at 8 The Fairway has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a full finished basement.

“Hey ... take another look,” says its updated description on the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island website. “It’s cleaned up a lot ... new carpeting throughout, some new paint."

It also is described as a "unique home with complete privacy -- views of inlet to the south and Great South Bay to the north."

The first floor has a living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, two bedrooms and a full bath. The master bedroom has a full bath and a deck on the second floor. The house has a private entrance to the basement, which has a family room, laundry room and full bath.

Annual property taxes increased from $15,525.89 to $15,980.28. An additional $3,200 a year in rent goes to Babylon, which owns the land the home sits on plus $600 for association dues.

Gilbert, 24, of Jersey City, was an escort whose disappearance sparked the discovery of 10 bodies in the Gilgo Beach area in December 2010. She was last seen early May 1, 2010, fleeing from the house and her remains were found not far from home in a swampy, thorny marsh this past December. Police believed she may have drowned but autopsy results, according to her family, have since come back inconclusive.

She had been summoned there through a Craigslist ad by Joseph Brewer, who is listed as the home's owner. He has said he had no sexual contact with her and never paid her.

Gilbert’s disappearance prompted a search that eventually led police to 10 bodies dumped along Ocean Parkway. Police think the killings are the work of more than one person.

Melissa Barthelemy, 24, Maureen Brainard-Barnes, 25, Megan Waterman, 22, and Amber Lynn Costello, 27, would later be identified as the first four women found. Like Gilbert, all four were identified as being sex workers. Police have suggested that the suspected methods and body disposal of the remaining six bodies are the work of at least two additional killers.

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