That’s the question put to a panel of PEOPLE editors and true crime experts who gathered for the People Magazine Investigates After Show, which aired Monday night, to discuss and dissect the series premiere of PEOPLE’s new crime show on Investigation Discovery.
The two-hour debut of People Magazine Investigates focused on the Long Island Serial Killer case, but left plenty of behind-the-scenes details to be discussed at the after show.
The topics included the long-lasting resonance of the case and the powerful effect Shannan Gilbert has had as a “face” for the victims.
And, of course, will the suspect or suspects ever be caught — and would that resolution be satisfying?
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“Unfortunately, I don’t think anytime soon all these victims and the families will get closure,” Donnie Eichar, People Magazine Investigates executive producer, said on the after show. “It’s such a complex case and I don’t think so — not in the near future.”
But Gilbert family attorney John Ray took a different view, regardless of the here and now: “I don’t know about the future, what near and far will be, but I didn’t go in this case in order to not find out who did it,” Ray said. “We will find out who did it. Sooner or later, we will find out.”
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“Does that give closure? Who can have closure when your sister has been murdered. There’s no such thing,” he continued. “But what it will do at least, it will ensure justice. And it’s justice that we’re out to find.”
People Magazine Investigates airs Mondays (10 p.m. ET) on Investigation Discovery.