Rosa* was about to cross the United States-Mexico border when her coyote, or human smuggler, ordered the 22-year-old to have sex with him and told her that the promise of a job in computers or modeling in New York was a trick to force her into prostitution. Tracy*, 18, a product of the Boston foster care system, had been sold from one pimp to another until she was arrested for prostitution on Long Island; she told her story to investigators and was admitted to a shelter for human trafficking victims.
Rosa is staying in a group home where authorities hope that she will one day get to testify against her traffickers.
Tracy checked herself out of the shelter three days later and hasn’t been seen since.
The two are but a glimpse of the untold number of victims swept up in the global and domestic sex trafficking trade—mostly women under 25, one-third of them minors—who have been forced, coerced or duped into a life of selling sex. Up to 200,000 are reportedly U.S. citizens, in addition to more than 17,000 Hispanic, Asian and Eastern European immigrants, but experts say such statistical estimates are virtually impossible to verify. The approximately $9.5 billion human trafficking trade is among the top three criminal markets worldwide alongside illegal drug and arms dealing, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
I didn’t realize at the time I came up with this theory that another person on Websleuths had a similar idea. The subject had come up about a year before I joined and it was not a subject I had come across until that person pointed out the post.
It revolved around the possibility that SG was brought to Oak Beach, by Joseph Brewer, to fill a prescription for him.
Shannan had arrived around 2 am in Oak Beach. Her driver said that shortly after they arrived at Brewer’s, Shannan and Brewer were gone for about 15 minutes and they never left the community. Did they go down the street to pick up a script from CPH?
Just before 3 am, Shannan made a call to a CVS located 8 miles from Brewer’s home. The CVS that she called has a 24 hour pharmacy.
She spent 20 minutes on the phone with her driver, Michael Pak, following the call to CVS. Her driver stated that he wasn’t familiar with the area, so he suggested Brewer drive there.
After a quick Google search on the LISK case, I came across a message board dedicated to true crime and missing persons. Most of the members of this board seemed to have logical minds and dedicated hearts, a winning combo in my book.
I was nervous to post without putting some time and investigation of my own into the case, so I read. A lot. Then I read some more. I scoured over several hundred pages of news reports, posts, archived news articles, court documents, more posts and more. I must’ve read some important posts several times to make sure I was soaking it all in.
I formulated my opinion based on everything I read, with many other opinions added to the mix. I hold more stock in facts and inferences based on common sense and the process of elimination than I do on opinions alone.
I came to the conclusion that the man responsible for SG’s death, and the other 10 deaths was CPH, a doctor who is currently being sued by SG’s family for medical negligence.