MASSAPEQUA PARK, New York – After years of speculation and fear, the alleged Long Island Serial Killer has been arrested in connection with a series of murders that haunted New York. Rex Heuermann, a 59-year-old New York City architect, has been charged with three counts of first and second-degree murder for the deaths of three women found near Gilgo Beach in Long Island, New York.
The arrest came after investigators obtained DNA evidence from a discarded pizza box, linking Heuermann to the crime. Despite a total of 10 bodies being discovered on Gilgo Beach, Heuermann is currently only charged with these three murders. The series of shocking events began in 2010, with the discovery of skeletal remains and intensified with the subsequent findings of additional victims near the initial location.
Investigators were able to trace the location of burner phones used to call multiple victims, ultimately leading them to Heuermann’s home and office. Evidence from various sources, including Google Pay transactions, Tinder and American Express accounts, and incriminating internet searches, contributed to the case against Heuermann. Additionally, strange and threatening phone calls received by an attorney for families of the victims added an eerie element to the case.
In August, the identity of a woman whose body was found at Gilgo Beach 27 years ago was finally confirmed, bringing a new dimension to the case. As questions swirl around Heuermann’s wife, Asa Ellerup, who filed for divorce following her husband’s arrest, investigators remain vigilant in their pursuit of justice. Despite ongoing speculation about Ellerup’s possible involvement, her attorney continues to deny any wrongdoing.
Heuermann’s next hearing is set for February 6, as the community watches and waits for further developments in this high-profile case. With the details of the investigation continuing to unfold, the impact of these devastating events will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the community.