Your tip
RadarOnlineRadarOnline
BREAKING NEWS

Gilgo Beach Murders: Medical Examiner Arrives at Suspect Rex Heuermann's Home, 'Large Evidence Bags' Carried Out After Police Search

rex heuermanns estranged wife shows up to court with documentary crew
Source: MEGA

Gilgo Beach serial killer suspect Rex Heuermann is now charged with the murders of six young women.

May 20 2024, Published 4:45 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email
Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Police descended upon Long Island serial killer suspect Rex Heuermann's Massapequa Park home to carry out a new search warrant on Monday, May 20.

In the latest development in the Gilgo Beach murders investigation, the Suffolk County authorities were reportedly seen carrying "large evidence bags" out of Heuermann's residence, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Article continues below advertisement
rex heuermanns estranged wife shows up to court with documentary crew
Source: MEGA

Heuermann's home was initially searched after his July 2023 arrest, but investigators conducted a second search last month.

According to NewsNation, no family members were present at the home when police arrived.

While Heuermann's estranged wife, Asa Ellerup, confirmed that the home had been searched on Monday, it's unclear what prompted the latest search warrant or what exactly investigators were looking for.

Article continues below advertisement
rex heuermann first court appearance
Source: mega

The Suffolk County Medical Examiner was reportedly seen carrying 'large evidence bags' out of the home.

Article continues below advertisement

About an hour into the search, the medical examiner arrived.

NewsNation's Laura Ingle reported seeing crime scene investigators carrying "large evidence bags" out of the residence.

The Suffolk County District's Attorney's Office declined to comment further about the search but said, "The work of the Gilgo Beach Homicide Task Force is continuing."

Article continues below advertisement
rex heuermanns estranged wife shows up to court with documentary crew
Source: MEGA

The suspect was initially charged with the murders of Maureen Brainard-Barnes, Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, and Amber Costello.

MORE ON:
Long Island Serial Killer
Article continues below advertisement

It's unknown if the latest search of Heuermann's home is connected to a recent multi-day search in nearby Manorville in April.

While the Suffolk County DA's Office declined to offer details on the Manorville search, police and K-9 units were seen combing through a wooded area.

Never miss a story — sign up for the RadarOnline.com newsletter to get your daily dose of dope. Daily. Breaking. Celebrity news. All free.

Article continues below advertisement

Heuermann is currently awaiting trial on murder charges related to the deaths of four women — Amber Lynn Costello, Megan Waterman, Melissa Barthelemy, and Maureen Brainard-Barnes.

The four victims' remains were discovered along Long Island's Gilgo Beach between 2010 and 2011 during the search for 23-year-old sex worker Shannan Gilbert, who went missing after making a distressing 911 call.

Shannan's death was later ruled an accident, despite similarities to the Gilgo Four, who were also sex workers.

Article continues below advertisement
rex heuermanns estranged wife shows up to court with documentary crew
Source: MEGA

Heuermann, who was a Manhattan architect, sits behind bars awaiting trial for the alleged murders.

Article continues below advertisement

Their bodies were all discovered wrapped in a similar burlap fabric, which was later used to link Heuermann to the killings.

According to police, DNA taken from the burlap boasted a 99.96 percent match to DNA from Heuermann, as well as his estranged wife, who has been cleared of all wrongdoing in the case and since filed for divorce within a week of his arrest.

Heuermann's home was first searched by investigators following his arrest in July 2023.

Article continues below advertisement

During investigators' initial search of Heuermann's residence, police said they found a "huge list" of items in the home, including over 200 weapons.

Police also searched the home's backyard, where a neighbor recalled often seeing Heuermann digging and burning trash.

Advertisement

DAILY. BREAKING. CELEBRITY NEWS. ALL FREE.

More From Radar Online

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 RADAR ONLINE™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. RADAR ONLINE is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.