BREAKING: Arrest Made in Gilgo Beach Serial Killer Case; Suspect Rex Heuermann in Custody

Suspect Arrested in Connection with Gilgo Beach Serial Killer Case

MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. – Rex Heuermann has been apprehended by police in Long Island, New York, in connection with the Gilgo Beach serial killer case, according to Fox News. Heuermann is scheduled to appear in court on Friday for an arraignment. After being taken into custody in Manhattan last night, investigators are currently searching his residence in Massapequa Park, Long Island, which is about a 25-minute drive from where 11 sets of human remains were discovered along a suburban beach highway in 2010 and 2011.

Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone expressed his dedication to bringing justice to the victims and closure to their families. He stated that the recent developments represented a significant stride forward in achieving these goals. Bellone also emphasized that the working on the case had never ceased.

Court documents reveal that Rex Heuermann is facing charges related to the deaths of three victims found in Gilgo Beach in December 2010. Heuermann is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder in connection with the murders of Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, and Amber Costello.

The ongoing police activity in Massapequa Park, which has attracted the attention of local residents, is directly linked to the Gilgo Beach case. Neighbors describe the man living in the examined home as a “neighborhood creep.” Heuermann, an architect and consultant, has raised concerns among those familiar with him.

Amy Lombardi, a neighbor of the suspect, expressed her shock and fear regarding the arrest, emphasizing the proximity of this incident to her home and her son’s school. She expressed relief that Heuermann is now in custody and hopes that the truth about the case will be revealed.

The Gilgo Beach serial killer case has remained unsolved for over a decade. The investigation began when the search for missing escort Shannan Gilbert led to the discovery of multiple bodies. Despite the release of a distressing phone call made by Gilbert before her disappearance, the exact location of the crimes remains unknown.

The initial victims found in December 2010, Amber Lynn Costello, Maureen Brainard-Barnes, Megan Waterman, and Melissa Barthelemy, are commonly referred to as the “Gilgo Four.” Subsequently, the remains of 20-year-old Jessica Taylor were discovered near Gilgo Beach, with part of her body found years earlier in Manorville.

Further discoveries along Ocean Parkway included the remains of Valerie Mack and an unidentified toddler near her. Additionally, an unidentified Asian man, presumed to be transgender, was found several miles away. In April 2011, partial remains were found, including those of a woman known as “Peaches” and the skull of a woman connected to remains on Fire Island.

Suffolk County Police and prosecutors are expected to provide an update on the case later today.