Major Announcement in Investigation of Suspected Serial Murders Near Gilgo Beach – Rex Heuermann Due in Court

Rex Heuermann, the prime suspect in a series of suspected serial murders, is set to appear in court on Tuesday as prosecutors prepare for a major announcement in their investigation. The bodies of numerous women were discovered along a coastal highway near Gilgo Beach on Long Island, and Heuermann has already been charged in connection with the deaths of three of them, with plans to charge him in a fourth slaying.

Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney will make the announcement following a court hearing in Riverhead, New York. Heuermann, a 60-year-old architect, was arrested in July and has since pleaded not guilty to the killings of Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, and Amber Costello. He is also suspected in the death of Maureen Brainard-Barnes, who went missing in 2007.

The arrest of Heuermann came more than a decade after the discovery of 10 sets of human remains near Gilgo Beach, which had long puzzled investigators and garnered significant public attention. The killings even inspired the 2020 Netflix film “Lost Girls.” While authorities believe some of the slayings were the work of a serial killer, they do not believe all the victims were killed by the same person, and the majority of the cases remain unsolved.

Heuermann first became a suspect in 2022 when detectives linked him to a pickup truck seen by a witness at the time of one of the disappearances. The following year, investigators tailing Heuermann managed to recover his DNA from a discarded pizza crust in a Manhattan trash can. This DNA matched a hair found on a restraint used in the killings.

The suspect, who had been working as a licensed architect in Manhattan and residing in Massapequa Park, a suburb near where the bodies were discovered, has been held without bail at Suffolk County Jail in Riverhead.

The investigation into these brutal and tragic murders has been ongoing for years, and this major announcement by the prosecutors could potentially shed new light on the case. As the community waits for the latest developments, the hope for justice for the victims and their families remains strong.

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