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June 8, 2024 at 8:33 AM

Suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer charged in deaths of 2 more women

Prosecutors reveal details gleaned from 350 devices seized from Rex Heuermann’s home including an alleged blueprint and plan for his kills.
June 8, 2024 at 8:33 AM
VIDEO:  Suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer charged in deaths of 2 more women
June 7, 2024 at 3:28 PM

Gilgo Beach serial killer suspect charged with 2 additional murders

Prosecutors charged Rex Heuermann with two additional murders Thursday morning, revealing a trove of evidence that expands the murder investigation timeline to over three decades.
June 7, 2024 at 3:28 PM
VIDEO: Gilgo Beach serial killer suspect charged with 2 additional murders
June 7, 2024 at 3:02 PM

Suffolk County DA talks Long Island serial killer investigation

Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney joins “GMA” to discuss the new developments in the case of Rex Heuermann after he was charged with two additional murders.
June 7, 2024 at 3:02 PM
VIDEO: Suffolk County DA talks Long Island serial killer investigation
June 7, 2024 at 1:34 PM

With new Rex Heuermann charges, investigators continue digging

Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney joined ABC News' “Good Morning America” on Friday.
June 7, 2024 at 1:34 PM
Accused Long Island serial killer Rex Heuermann appears for an arraignment hearing where he was charged with two additional murders before Judge Timothy Mazzei in Suffolk County Superior Court in Riverhead, New York, U.S. June 6, 2024.
June 6, 2024 at 6:46 PM

New charges against Rex Heuermann paint a timeline of murders from 1993 to 2010

Heuermann was charged Thursday with the murders of two additional women, bringing his total number of alleged killings to six.
June 6, 2024 at 6:46 PM
VIDEO: New charges against Rex Heuermann paint a timeline of murders from 1993 to 2010
June 6, 2024 at 6:27 PM

New disturbing details emerge as Gilgo Beach suspect charged in 2 more murders

Gilgo Beach suspect Rex Heuermann has been charged with two additional murders and is now accused of killing six women dating as far back as 1993.
June 6, 2024 at 6:27 PM
Alleged Gilgo serial killer Rex Heuermann, center, inside courtroom at Suffolk County Court in Riverhead on Thursday, June. 6, 2024. His attorney, Michael J. Brown is at left.
June 6, 2024 at 4:16 PM

Rex Heuermann charged in 2 additional murders

The alleged Long Island serial killer appeared in court Thursday morning to face new charges in connection with the murders of two more women.
June 6, 2024 at 4:16 PM
VIDEO: New victim in Gilgo Beach serial killer case
June 6, 2024 at 2:57 PM

Investigation timeline of Gilgo Beach murders

The search for missing sex worker Shannan Gilbert led to the grisly discovery of 10 other bodies on a stretch of beach along Long Island's South Shore.
June 6, 2024 at 2:57 PM
An aerial view of police cars near where a body was discovered in the area near Gilgo Beach and Ocean Parkway on Long Island, April 15, 2011, in Wantagh, New York.
June 6, 2024 at 1:54 PM

Alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer charged with 2 additional murders

Rex Heuermann is now charged with the 2003 murder of Jessica Taylor and the 1993 murder of Sandra Costilla, bringing the total to six.
June 6, 2024 at 1:54 PM
VIDEO: Alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer charged with 2 additional murders
June 6, 2024 at 1:36 PM

Gilgo Beach suspect linked to 2 additional deaths, law enforcement sources say

Investigators searched Rex Heuermann's home as recently as May. Authorities also searched a wooded area on Long Island in April as part of the investigation, according to law enforcement sources.
June 6, 2024 at 1:36 PM
Investigators searched Rex Heuermann's Long Island home as recently as May. Authorities also searched a wooded area on Long Island in April as part of the investigation, according to law enforcement sources.
June 4, 2024 at 5:06 PM

Prosecutors to reportedly announce new murder charge against Rex Heuermann

The new indictment would follow searches at Heuermann's home and a wooded area where remains of two women were previously found.
June 4, 2024 at 5:06 PM
VIDEO: Prosecutors to reportedly announce new murder charge against Rex Heuermann
June 4, 2024 at 1:14 PM

Authorities poised to charge Rex Heuermann with 5th murder

Newsday reports Heuermann will face charges in connection with a fifth victim.
June 4, 2024 at 1:14 PM
VIDEO: Authorities poised to charge Rex Heuermann with 5th murder
June 4, 2024 at 12:04 AM

Rex Heuermann, suspected serial killer, expected to be charged with another murder

Newsday reports the new charge follows a recent search of his home in Massapequa Park and the search of a wooded area where two victims were found more than a decade ago.
June 4, 2024 at 12:04 AM
VIDEO: Rex Heuermann, suspected serial killer, expected to be charged with another murder
May 20, 2024 at 11:48 PM

Renewed police presence at Heuermann house indicative of new search warrant

A new search at the home of accused Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann in Massapequa Park indicates the issuance of a new search warrant for potential new evidence in the case.
May 20, 2024 at 11:48 PM
VIDEO: Renewed police presence at Heuermann house indicative of new search warrant
2 months ago

Investigators expand search by Gilgo Beach task force

ABC News’ Erielle Reshef reports on the deepening mystery as investigators scour a wooded area roughly 45 minutes east of the infamous Gilgo Beach, where bodies were discovered.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Investigators expand search by Gilgo Beach task force
2 months ago

New search underway tied to Gilgo Beach murder investigation: Sources

Investigators are searching a wooded area in Manorville, New York, as part of the Gilgo Beach murders investigation, law enforcement sources told ABC News.
2 months ago
Investigators are searching a wooded area in Manorville, New York, as part of the Gilgo Beach murders investigation, law enforcement sources told ABC News.
2 months ago

New search underway tied to Gilgo Beach murder investigation: Sources

Investigators are searching a wooded area in Manorville, New York, as part of the Gilgo Beach murders investigation, law enforcement sources told ABC News.
2 months ago
In this screen grab from video, investigators search a wooded area in Manorville, N.Y., on April 24, 2024, as part of the Gilgo Beach investigation.
3 months ago

Estranged wife of suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer releases new statement

In the statement, Asa Ellerup said she is giving her husband, Rex Heuermann, "the benefit of the doubt" and that she will "withhold judgment until the end of the trial."
3 months ago
VIDEO: Estranged wife of suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer releases new statement
3 months ago

Estranged wife of Gilgo Beach suspect says he's not capable of murders: Lawyer

The estranged wife of alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann maintains that he is "not capable of the crimes he is accused of," her attorney said Wednesday.
3 months ago
In this Aug. 1, 2023, file photo, Rex A. Heuermann appears before Judge Timothy P. Mazzei in Suffolk County Court, in Central Islip, New York.
5 months ago

What you need to know about the Gilgo Beach killings

ABC News correspondent Stephanie Ramos and ABC News contributor Brian Buckmire share the latest as the Gilgo Beach suspect entered a not guilty plea to a fourth murder charge.
5 months ago
VIDEO: What you need to know about the Gilgo Beach killings
5 months ago

New evidence released in Long Island serial killer case as murder charge added

Prosecutors in Suffolk County, New York, have charged alleged serial killer Rex Heuermann with murdering Maureen Brainard-Barnes.
5 months ago
Alleged Gilgo serial Killer Rex Heuermann appears inside Judge Timothy P. Mazzei's courtroom with his attorney Michael Brown at Suffolk County Court in Riverhead, Jan. 16, 2024.
5 months ago

Latest in Gilgo Beach and Murdaugh murder cases

Host and legal analyst at the Law and Crime network, Terri Austin, provides analysis on the latest details in the Gilgo Beach and Murdaugh murder cases.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Latest in Gilgo Beach and Murdaugh murder cases
5 months ago

Suspected Long Island serial killer pleads not guilty to 4th murder charge

Rex Heuermann, 60, was charged with murdering Maureen Brainard-Barnes, who disappeared in 2007 while working as an escort.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Suspected Long Island serial killer pleads not guilty to 4th murder charge
5 months ago

Suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer charged with additional killing

Investigators released new evidence against Rex Heuermann, who was charged with the murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes, months after he was IDed as the primary suspect. He has pleaded not guilty.
5 months ago
VIDEO:  Suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer charged with additional killing
5 months ago

Gilgo Beach murder suspect hit with new charges

Rex Heuermann was charged with murdering Maureen Brainard-Barnes, who disappeared in 2007.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Gilgo Beach murder suspect hit with new charges
5 months ago

Gilgo Beach murder suspect pleads not guilty to additional murder

ABC News’ Stephanie Ramos and contributor Channa Lloyd talk about what the new charges that suspect Rex Heuermann faces and what new evidence could mean for the case.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Gilgo Beach murder suspect pleads not guilty to additional murder
5 months ago

Alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer pleads not guilty to new charge

Alleged serial killer Rex Heuermann has pleaded not guilty to a new second-degree murder charge.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer pleads not guilty to new charge
5 months ago

Rex Heuermann expected to be charged with 4th murder: Sources

Heuermann has already pleaded not guilty to three other murders.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Rex Heuermann expected to be charged with 4th murder: Sources
5 months ago

Suspected Long Island serial killer expected to be charged in 4th murder

Alleged serial killer Rex Heuermann will appear in court Tuesday to be charged with killing a fourth woman whose body was found in a marshy spot on Long Island near Gilgo Beach, sources tell ABC News.
5 months ago
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5 months ago

Suspected serial killer recalled to court

Alleged serial killer Rex Heuermann is expected to be charged in the death of a fourth woman in New York. ABC News' Lionel Moise has the details.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Suspected serial killer recalled to court
5 months ago

Gilgo Beach suspect to face new murder charge: Sources

Rex Heuermann is already charged with killing three women. He will return to court on Tuesday.
5 months ago
In this Aug. 1, 2023, file photo, Rex A. Heuermann appears before Judge Timothy P. Mazzei in Suffolk County Court, in Central Islip, New York.
6 months ago

Lawmakers look to expand Son of Sam law to cover spouses in wake of Gilgo Beach case

Lawmakers are pushing for an expansion of a state law that prohibits convicts from profiting from their crime.
6 months ago
Crime laboratory officers search the home of Gilgo Beach murders suspect Rex Heuermann in Massapequa Park, New York, July 18, 2023.
6 months ago

Gilgo Beach suspect’s wife’s cheek swab matches DNA found on victims

A DNA sample taken from the estranged wife of alleged serial killer Rex Heuermann matches her genetic material that was found on the remains of victims, law enforcement sources told ABC News.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Gilgo Beach suspect’s wife’s cheek swab matches DNA found on victims
6 months ago

Gilgo Beach suspect's wife's cheek swab matches her DNA on victims

Prosecutors have cleared Asa Ellerup of any wrongdoing and have said she was out of town at the time of the murders.
6 months ago
Investigators obtained a cheek swab from Asa Ellerup the night her husband, Rex Heuermann, was arrested for the murders of three women whose remains were found wrapped in burlap in a marshy area near Gilgo Beach on Long Island.
7 months ago

Estranged wife of accused Long Island serial killer appears in court

Asa Ellerup attended one of Rex Heuermann's court appearances for the first time on Wednesday surrounded by a film crew after signing a contract with a production company.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Estranged wife of accused Long Island serial killer appears in court
7 months ago

Gilgo Beach suspect's estranged wife goes to court for 1st time

The estranged wife of Gilgo Beach, New York, murder suspect Rex Heuermann attended one of his court appearances for the first time on Wednesday.
7 months ago
Rex Heuermann arrives Suffolk County Court in Riverhead, New York,  Nov. 15, 2023.
7 months ago

Gilgo murder suspect's estranged wife in court

Asa Ellerup, the estranged wife of suspect Rex Heuermann, attended his hearing Wednesday saying she wants to see the evidence against him.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Gilgo murder suspect's estranged wife in court
7 months ago

Gilgo Beach murder suspect in court today

ABC News’ Aaron Katersky has the details as the Gilgo Beach murder suspect appears in court.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Gilgo Beach murder suspect in court today
9 months ago

Gilgo Beach suspect not a 'monster,' maintains his innocence: Attorney

Gilgo Beach suspect Rex Heuermann is not a "monster" and maintains his innocence, his attorney said.
9 months ago
Accused Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex A. Heuermann appears in Judge Tim Mazzei’s courtroom at Suffolk County Court in Riverhead, Sept. 27, 2023. His lawyer, Michael J. Brown, is at left.
9 months ago

Gilgo Beach suspect Rex Heuermann has court appearance

The attorney for Gilgo Beach, New York, murder suspect Rex Heuermann on Wednesday denied that his client is a "monster of a person" and maintained Heuermann's innocence.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Gilgo Beach suspect Rex Heuermann has court appearance
9 months ago

'The Long Island Serial Killer': How cell phone evidence led to a suspect in 3 cases

For years, investigators searched for the person responsible for dead bodies that were found on a Long Island beach. This summer, they caught a big break.
9 months ago
Gilgo Beach, New York sign is pictured on Ocean Parkway.
9 months ago

A look at conditions where bodies of four women known as the ‘Gilgo 4’ were found

The remains of Maureen Brainard-Barnes, Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman and Amber Lynn Costello were found in 2010 near Gilgo Beach in what police described as the work of a serial killer.
9 months ago
VIDEO: A look at conditions where bodies of four women known as the ‘Gilgo 4’ were found
9 months ago

‘20/20’ tracks investigation that led to charges of suspect in 3 Gilgo Beach murders

Authorities arrested suspect Rex Heuermann July 13, 2023, in connection with three murders near Gilgo Beach on Long Island, New York. Heuermann pleaded not guilty.
9 months ago
VIDEO: ‘20/20’ tracks investigation that led to charges of suspect in 3 Gilgo Beach murders
9 months ago

Woman on last moments with friend who is one of the Gilgo 4

Sara Karnes was friends with Maureen Brainard-Barnes, who vanished in July 2007. “Every time I talk about it, it doesn't get any easier,” Karnes said in an exclusive "20/20" interview.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Woman on last moments with friend who is one of the Gilgo 4
9 months ago

Friend of Gilgo Beach murder victim speaks out

"20/20" investigates the shocking crimes that took place in Long Island, New York, more than a decade ago.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Friend of Gilgo Beach murder victim speaks out
9 months ago

Possible link between alleged Gilgo Beach killer and missing woman, authorities say

Authorities are investigating a possible link between Gilgo Beach accused killer Rex Heuermann and South Carolina woman Julia Ann Bean who was last seen alive in 2017.
9 months ago
Rex A. Heuermann appears before Judge Timothy P. Mazzei in Suffolk County Court, Aufg. 1, 2023, in Central Islip, N.Y.
10 months ago

Judge orders Gilgo Beach murder suspect to provide DNA sample

The Long Island judge overruled objections from Rex Heuermann’s attorney.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Judge orders Gilgo Beach murder suspect to provide DNA sample
10 months ago

Gilgo Beach suspect ordered to submit DNA sample

A judge has ordered suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann to turn in a DNA swab.
10 months ago
Crime laboratory officers search the home of Gilgo Beach murders suspect Rex Heuermann in Massapequa Park, New York, on July 18, 2023.
10 months ago

Gilgo Beach suspect must submit DNA sample: Judge

Rex Heuermann faces multiple murder charges in the deaths of three women found in 2010.
10 months ago
Rex Heuermann faces multiple murder charges in the deaths of three women found in 2010.
10 months ago

Investigators identify Gilgo Beach remains possibly linked to accused killer

The task force investigating the Gilgo Beach murders has identified another set of remains originally found nearly three decades ago.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Investigators identify Gilgo Beach remains possibly linked to accused killer
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