This week, charges are anticipated to be filed against the New York man who is believed to have murdered four people in the Gilgo Beach region.
60-year-old Rex Heuermann is anticipated to face charges for the murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes. He had already entered a not-guilty plea concerning the 2010 beachside killings of Melissa Barthelemy, Amber Costello, and Megan Waterman on Long Island, New York’s southern coast.
Tuesday will likely see the announcement of the additional charges by Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney and the unsealing of court papers related to those accusations. Although he was already facing charges for three other killings, the police lacked the proof necessary to prosecute Heuermann with Brainard-Barnes’s death. Nevertheless, he has long been considered the leading suspect in her murder.
When he was arrested, his wife filed for a divorce six days later. Rumor has it that she and her relatives will get $1 million from a documentary series that Peacock is producing. The approaching trial has disrupted the family’s life, and the documentary will follow their way of coping with it.
A source informed reporters that Heuermann’s suspected serial killings are being looked into further by police, who are now acting on the belief that he murdered the women in his own house.
According to an insider who spoke with the media, the argument is based on the fact that the killer was alone at the time of the killings, which raises the possibility that he enticed the victims to his residence.
The source claimed that authorities are continuing to inspect the suspect’s residence for any trace evidence of the victims, acting on this premise. He may have had easy access to the tape and burlap sacks discovered with the bodies at Gilgo Beach, as well as control over the atmosphere if he had killed them inside his house.
Four corpses were discovered in days. A bail application that the Daily Beast was able to get states that Barthelemy’s corpse was found on December 11, 2010, when police were conducting a K9 training exercise. After conducting a search of the region for two days, three more corpses were found.
Multiple life sentences without parole await the accused in case of a conviction.