Medical examiner arrives at Gilgo Beach suspect’s house as search continues

Medical examiner arrives at Gilgo Beach suspect’s house as search continues

(NewsNation) — Police served a search warrant Monday at the home of Rex Heuermann, the suspect in the deaths of four women whose bodies were found along Gilgo Beach, NewsNation has confirmed.

No family members were present and Heuermann’s estranged wife, Asa Ellerup, confirmed that the home had been searched. It isn’t clear what prompted police to search the home or what specific information they were seeking.


The medical examiner arrived at the home later in the morning and NewsNation’s Laura Ingle saw very large evidence bags being carried out of the home.

Last month, authorities conducted a multiday search of the woods in Manorville, New York, though it’s not clear if this second search is connected.

Authorities continue to work at the home of suspect Rex Heuermann in Massapequa Park, N.Y., Monday, July 24, 2023. Heuermann has been charged with killing at least three women in the long-unsolved slayings known as the Gilgo Beach killings. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Heuermann is currently awaiting trial, facing murder charges in the deaths of four women known as the Gilgo Four, whose bodies were all found along Gilgo Beach in Long Island, New York.

Investigators previously searched the Heuermann home after he was arrested and charged with the deaths of Amber Lynn Costello, Megan Waterman and Melissa Barthelemy. He was later charged with the death of Maureen Brainard-Barnes.

All four women were sex workers and their bodies, along with several others, were found along Gilgo Beach in 2010 and 2011. At this time, Heuermann has not been linked to any other of the deaths.

In the initial search of Heuermann’s home in summer 2023, police found what they described as a “huge list” of items, including more than 200 weapons. They also searched the backyard of the home as well, and Heuermann’s family claimed investigators left the home in chaos.

Ellerup filed for divorce after Heuermann’s arrest. Her DNA was among the evidence used to eventually arrest Heuermann, as police used familial DNA to help identify a suspect.

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