Gilgo Beach: Police remove evidence from home of Long Island serial killer suspect

Rex Heuermann’s architecture company was once hired for a project at the Trump Building in New York City, according to unearthed records.

Mr Heuermann, 59, was arrested in connection with the murders of three women who vanished between 2007 and 2010 before their bodies were found along the stretch of a highway in Gilgo Beach.

He lived in Massapequa Park with his wife and two adult children and had an architecture consulting firm in Midtown Manhattan.

New York City Department of Buildings records obtained by real state publication The Real Deal show that Mr Heuermann’s firm was hired by a third party for a $200,000 plumbing job on 40 Wall Street in 2018.

“Mr Heuermann has never worked for the Trump Organization in any capacity,” a spokesperson for the Trump Organization said to the outlet. “He was hired by a third-party tenant, who vacated years ago, to perform minor architectural work in their individual space.”

It’s unclear whether Mr Heuermann ever visited the building.

It comes as the suspect’s attorney told ABC News that his client was left “traumatised” by his 13 July arrest.

“Nothing struck me as unusual about him. He was articulate, he was intelligent,” Mr Brown said.


Officials are ‘confident’ that Mr Heuermann will soon be charged with the murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes

Gilgo Beach serial killer suspect Rex Heuermann is now expected to be charged with a fourth murder – as tips and evidence pour in following his shock arrest last week.

The 59-year-old married father-of-two – who has lived on Long Island his entire life and runs an architecture firm in Manhattan – was arrested on 13 July and charged with the murders of Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman and Amber Costello.

He is also the prime suspect in the murder of a fourth woman Maureen Brainard-Barnes, who was last seen alive in New York City in early June 2007.

All four women – known as the “Gilgo Beach Four” – worked as sex workers and vanished after going to meet clients.

Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney said on Monday that officials are “confident” that Mr Heuermann will soon be charged with the murder of Brainard-Barnes.

“We feel we can prove these three murders,” Mr Tierney told CNN.

“We’re also confident that we’re going to be able to eventually charge that fourth murder.”

Andrea Blanco19 July 2023 21:59


Rex Heuermann’s client reveals his ‘chilling’ comments about Gilgo Beach serial killings

A woman who worked with the Gilgo Beach murders suspect has revealed a chilling interaction she had with him last year.

Rex Heuermann, 59, was arrested last week in connection with the murders of Amber Costello, Megan Waterman and Melissa Barthelemy, whose remains were found along with seven other bodies in the shoreline community of Gilgo Beach in December 2010.

He is also the prime suspect in the murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes, with authorities saying they’re confident more charges loom ahead.

Mr Heuermann lived in Massapequa Park, near the sites where some of the victims were last seen, and has an architecture business in Midtown Manhattan.

Real state agent Jeffrey St Arromand, who worked with Mr Heuermann on a Brooklyn brownstone project last year, told The New York Post that the now alleged serial killer had a bizarre conversation with one of their shared clients.

The female client, who spoke to the Post under the condition of anonymity, said that Mr Heuermann was in charge of renovations to her Crown Heights home, which she was looking to sell at the time.

During one of those exchanges, the woman claims Mr Heuermann brought up the Gilgo Beach slayings.

“I was only with him in my home to review the scope of work,” she said. “I even gave him a ride to his home in Long Island from Brooklyn. At one point on the drive, we talked about the Gilgo Beach murders — we even discussed the burlap and why someone would use that. In retrospect, thinking about that conversation, it’s just bone-chilling.”

Costello, Waterman, Barthelemy and Brainard-Barnes were found within one-quarter mile of each other.

They were bound by belts or tape and some of them were wrapped in burlap.

Andrea Blanco19 July 2023 21:20


How Long Island police tied Rex Heuermann to the Gilgo Beach murders

It’s taken 13 years but Suffolk County Police finally say they’ve caught the serial killer who dumped his victims along the shores of Gilgo Beach – thanks to a pimp’s tip about his pickup truck, a stash of burner phones, his wife’s hair and a pizza crust.

The Independent’s Rachel Sharp reports:

Andrea Blanco19 July 2023 20:50


Where exactly were the Gilgo Beach murder victims found?

Map showing sites where victims of Gilgo Beach killer were found along Ocean Parkway in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY

(Suffolk County Police Department)

Andrea Blanco19 July 2023 20:20


Mother of Gilgo Beach murders victim hopes suspect ‘suffers at hands of other inmates’

The women are among the “Gilgo Four” whose bodies were found along a stretch of Ocean Parkway in Long Island in 2010.

“I’d like him to suffer at the hands of other inmates,” Lynn Barthelemy told NBC News on Friday. “Let him receive what the girls received.”

And she added: “Death is too good for him. It’s too easy.”

Court documents state that Mr Heuermann is also the “prime suspect” in the murder of the fourth woman in that group, Maureen Brainard-Barnes, though he is not facing charges related to her death.

Mr Heuermann, a Manhattan architect who lives in Massapequa Park in Long Island’s Nassau County, was arrested on Friday.

This booking image provided by Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, shows Rex Heuermann, a Long Island architect who was charged Friday, July 14, 2023, with murder in the deaths of three of the 11 victims in a long-unsolved string of killings known as the Gilgo Beach murders.

He was taken into custody more than a decade after the first set of remains was discovered on Gilgo Beach in Suffolk County.

The remains of 11 victims have so far been discovered, including Ms Barthelemy’s 24-year-old daughter, Melissa.

“Our family has suffered every day,” added Ms Barthelemy, who lives in upstate New York.

Andrea Blanco19 July 2023 19:48


Former escort describes eerie Rex Heuermann ‘date’ where he obsessed over Gilgo Beach murders

Thirteen years after a trail of bodies were discovered in the shoreline community of Gilgo Beach, the Suffolk County Police Department made a long-awaited arrest in the case last week. Rex Heuermann, 59, was taken into custody and charged with the murders of Amber Costello, Melissa Barthelemy and Megan Waterman.

Long Island resident and former escort Nicole Brass has since come forward with claims that she went on a date with Mr Heuermann sometime between 2014 and 2016.

Ms Brass, 34, first claimed in a TikTok video that she had met Mr Heuermann at a seafood restaurant in Port Jefferson and he then decided to bring up the Gilgo Beach murders while trying “to make it look just like someone who was very interested in the case”.

Andrea Blanco19 July 2023 19:24


WATCH: Neighbour claims he confronted suspected Gilgo Beach killer for leering at his wife

Gilgo Beach: Neighbour claims he confronted suspected killer for leering at his wife

Andrea Blanco19 July 2023 18:48


Rex Heuermann was ‘awkward in many ways,’ former colleague says

In the aftermath of Mr Huermann’s arrest last week, 62-year-old design director Niv Miyasota, who worked with the alleged murderer for years, told that Mr Heuermann “seemed to have no empathy.”

“We used to butt heads sometimes,” Mr Miyasota told the Mail. “I’m a creative so I wanted to maintain my creative position, and he would bring things back to reality.”

“He was socially awkward in many ways … guess the word for it is, he just didn’t seem to have empathy.

“He was sort of like a cipher, like, what is this person? I didn’t get angry, kind or sad from him. I just got blank. I didn’t get his deal.”

Andrea Blanco19 July 2023 18:07


WATCH: Law enforcement brands Rex Heuermann ‘demon who walked among us’

Gilgo Beach suspect Rex Heuermann ‘a demon that walks amongst us’, police say

Andrea Blanco19 July 2023 17:37


Rex Heuermann’s neighbors describe him as ‘reclusive’

Speaking to The New York Times, Massapequa Park resident Frankie Musto said the Heuermanns were “reclusive” and kept to themselves. Ms Musto said her daughter grew up with Mr Heuermann’s daughter, who would often ask her friend to come over.

“I didn’t want her in that house,” Ms Musto told the Times.

Andrea Blanco19 July 2023 17:07

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