Long Island serial killer

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Suspected LI Serial Killer's Wife Giving Him 'Benefit of the Doubt'

Asa Ellerup, estranged wife of Rex Heuermann, says she'll 'withhold judgment' until trial's end

(Newser) - Rex Heuermann won't just have to convince a jury he's innocent of four serial killings, but also his wife. Asa Ellerup, the estranged wife of the suspected Long Island serial killer, put out a statement Wednesday saying she "will listen to all of the evidence and withhold...

Long Island Serial Killer Suspect Hit With New Charge

Rex Heuermann had previously been named prime suspect in murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes

(Newser) - An architect charged in a string of slayings known as the Gilgo Beach killings was accused Tuesday in the death of a fourth woman, a Connecticut mother of two who vanished in 2007 and whose remains were found more than three years later along a coastal highway in New York....

Heuermann May Have Been Spotted With Missing Woman

Julia Ann Bean, a likely escort who struggled with addiction, vanished in South Carolina in 2017

(Newser) - Authorities are investigating a possible link between the suspect in New York's Gilgo Beach serial killings and a woman who disappeared in South Carolina, where Rex Heuermann owns property. Julia Ann Bean was last seen May 31, 2017, in Sumter County, about 90 miles northwest of Chester County, where...

Suspected Serial Killer's Wife Says Search Wrecked Home

'My children cry themselves to sleep,' Asa Ellerup says

(Newser) - For Asa Ellerup, the nightmare of discovering that her husband is a suspected serial killer has been worsened by a police search that she says has made her Long Island home unlivable. Ellerup, who filed for divorce from Rex Heuermann after his arrest last month, was recently allowed to return...

Search of Heuermann's Home Yields 'Massive Amount' of Evidence

But DA says it will take time to catalog, analyze

(Newser) - The nearly two-week-long search of the home of suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann is over, authorities announced Tuesday, and a "massive amount" of evidence was recovered. Not much else was revealed, with the district attorney warning that it would "take some time" to catalog and analyze...

After Heuermann Arrest, Cold Cases in 3 States Get New Look

Long Island architect owns property in Nevada, South Carolina; Atlantic City looking its cases over

(Newser) - Unsolved murders "around the nation" are getting a fresh look this week in light of the arrest of suspected serial killer Rex Heuermann, Suffolk County, New York, Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison tells WABC . Heuermann is charged with killing three sex workers on Long Island, and is considered the prime...

Cops Think Heuermann Killed at His Home

Suspected LI serial killer's family was out of town when women disappeared: source

(Newser) - The women believed to have been murdered by the Gilgo Beach serial killer all disappeared during times that the family of the newly arrested suspect in the Long Island slayings, Rex Heuermann, was out of town. For that reason, a source connected to the investigation tells CNN , investigators are operating...

Heuermann's 'Blindsided' Wife Files for Divorce

Cops seize second Chevy Avalanche, a vehicle that proved key to finding suspect

(Newser) - The wife of Rex Heuermann, the man charged with killing three sex workers found dead on Long Island and the prime suspect in the murder of a fourth, has filed for divorce, NBC News reports. A lawyer confirms a summons and complaint were filed in Suffolk County Supreme Court on...

Cops: Suspected Serial Killer Had an 'Arsenal' at Home

More than 200 firearms have been removed from Rex Heuermann's Long Island home

(Newser) - Alleged serial killer Rex Heuermann was arrested last week at his Manhattan office instead of his home because of concerns about the huge number of weapons he kept at his Long Island residence, authorities say. Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison says the 59-year-old architect kept more than 200 guns...

Suspected Serial Killer at Jail: 'Is It in the News?'

Meanwhile, DA says suspect's DNA was found on victim's body

(Newser) - During intake at the jail after he was arrested on suspicion of murdering at least three women in Long Island's Gilgo Beach, Rex Heuermann had just one question, a source tells CNN : "Is it in the news?" The 59-year-old was placed on suicide watch, a Suffolk County Sheriff'...

Predictions About Alleged Serial Killer Were Eerily On-Point

Criminologists turned out to be right about what the suspect might be like

(Newser) - The New York Times takes a look back at its own 2011 article on the Gilgo Beach serial killer, and the results are eerie: Criminologists interviewed by the paper at the time said the suspect would be a white man in his mid-20s to mid-40s who was either married or...

Alleged NY Serial Killer Is a 59-Year-Old Architect
Alleged NY Serial Killer
Is a 59-Year-Old Architect
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Alleged NY Serial Killer Is a 59-Year-Old Architect

Rex Heuermann faces murder charges related to three women so far in Long Island

(Newser) - Authorities say a notorious serial killer on Long Island is a 59-year-old architect named Rex Heuermann who murdered his victims while his wife was out of town. "This is a day that is a long time in coming, and hopefully a day that will bring peace to this community...

Suspected Long Island Serial Killer Is Nabbed
Suspected Long Island
Serial Killer Arrested
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Suspected Long Island Serial Killer Arrested

Architect Rex Heuermann linked to bodies found along Ocean Parkway in 2010: reports

(Newser) - The Long Island serial killer has allegedly been found. Police in New York's Suffolk County have arrested a man allegedly tied to the Gilgo Beach murders on Long Island, which have stumped law enforcement for more than a decade. Authorities have found 11 sets of remains along Ocean Parkway...

Police Release New Evidence in Serial Killer Case

Police say they are making progress in the 12-year-old Gilgo Beach case

(Newser) - Police in Long Island have released surveillance video footage of a woman in her last hours, before she became a victim of the Gilgo Beach killer, per CBS New York. It all started twelve years ago with the 2010 search for one missing woman, Shannan Gilbert , which led to the...

Police Reveal Identity of Long Island Serial Killer Victim

Valerie Mack's body parts were stashed in 2 locations, as with another victim

(Newser) - Long Island serial killer victim Jane Doe No. 6 has now been identified as a 24-year-old Philadelphia escort who disappeared in 2000. Valerie Mack, who also used the name Melissa Taylor, was last seen in Port Republic, NJ, in the spring or summer of that year. Her partial remains were...

One of Her 4 Daughters Was Murdered. Another Killed Her
One of Her 4 Daughters Was
Murdered. Another Killed Her
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One of Her 4 Daughters Was Murdered. Another Killed Her

The tragic story of Mari Gilbert, who inspired Netflix movie 'Lost Girls'

(Newser) - Mari Gilbert's four daughters didn't have easy childhoods. Shannan, the oldest, was in foster care when middle sisters Sherre and Sarra were molested by Gilbert's boyfriend. Sarra went on to get an abortion at 14, drop out of school at 16, and have a baby with her...

Cops Reveal Clue in Serial Killer Case

Gilgo Beach find has initials 'WH' or 'HM'

(Newser) - Police in Long Island have revealed what could be key evidence in the Gilgo Beach serial killer case: a black leather belt, embossed with the initials "WH" or "HM." Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart told reporters Thursday that investigators believe the belt, which was recovered at...

LI Serial Killer Case Gets 'Biggest Revelation in Years'

Torso, body parts belong to mother of slain toddler

(Newser) - A new DNA analysis in the investigation into the Long Island serial killer has resulted in what the Long Island Press calls "the biggest revelation in the case in years." Records show the torso of an unidentified black woman found in a plastic bin in Rockville Centre, NY,...

New Body May Be Work of Long Island Serial Killer

Woman's remains found near the water in Nassau County

(Newser) - Nassau County police are looking into the possibility that a body found buried near a suburban shoreline may have been another victim of the infamous Gilgo Beach serial killer, the New York Post reports. "Obviously, we're near the water, [Gilgo] bodies were found near the water—that's...

More Bones Found on Long Island

Dog walker spots remains that could be linked to serial killer

(Newser) - Still more bones have been found in a region of Long Island where at least five bodies have been discovered. A man jogging with his dog discovered the skeletal remains in Manorville woods, a suspected dumping ground for a serial killer linked to as many as 11 bodies in a...

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