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Prosecutors: LI Serial Killer Suspect Penned a Murder Guide

How-to manual reportedly includes lessons learned, reminders to check for cameras

(Newser) - When authorities charged alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann with his fifth and sixth murders earlier this month, they referred to a document that had helped the architect avoid detection. It was, in fact, a "blueprint for murder" that may now become "damning evidence against him,"...

New Charges: LI Serial Killer Suspect Was At It Longer Than Thought

Heuermann charged in 2 new killings; prosecutors say they found 'blueprint' to do better 'next time'

(Newser) - The New York architect previously accused of killing four women and leaving their corpses scattered along a coastal highway was charged Thursday in the deaths of two more women, instead of the one that prosecutors had hinted at earlier in the week . Rex Heuermann, 60, was set to appear before...

Gilgo Beach Suspect Faces Charge in Fifth Murder

Rex Heuermann expected to be indicted in another slaying this week

(Newser) - As it stands, suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann is formally accused of murdering four young women. But Newsday and NBC New York report that the number will increase to five later this week. The 60-year-old is expected to be indicted on the new murder charge Thursday. The Suffolk...

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...

For Wife of Gilgo Beach Suspect, a Documentary Payday

Asa Ellerup is participating in project intended for Peacock streaming service

(Newser) - Asa Ellerup filed for divorce days after her husband was arrested and accused of being the Gilgo Beach serial killer of Long Island. But Ellerup, 59, has since visited Rex Heuermann in prison and has attended one of his court hearings, though with a camera crew in tow, reports the...

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...

Gilgo Beach 'Jane Doe No. 7' Is Finally Identified

Police on Long Island say her name was Karen Vergata, who went missing in 1996

(Newser) - Authorities have identified another of the murder victims buried years ago at Long Island's Gilgo Beach, reports the New York Post . The woman previously referred to as "Jane Doe No. 7" is Karen Vergata, says Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney. Vergata disappeared on Valentine's Day...

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...

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...

'Watershed' Break in L.I. Case Came in Vehicle Database

Investigators found match for vehicle linked to suspect Rex Heuermann from old witness statement

(Newser) - If Long Island architect Rex Heuermann is indeed the Gilgo Beach serial killer , it appears that he was done in by a sharp-eyed witness and Heuermann's own choice of vehicle. District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney says the "watershed" discovery in the case came in March 2022, when investigators...

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...

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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...

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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