December 5, 2023

Surprising new developments within the lengthy island serial killer case after years of investigation 

Our bodies discovered

The police first discovered human stays on the oak seashore on December 11, 2010. The seek for a lacking particular person Shannan Gilbert had been prompted by the police. Nevertheless it wasn’t Shannan’s Physique that had been discovered that night time. The Suffolk County Police Division had discovered 4 our bodies of girls killed equally. They have been sure with duct tape or belts and had camouflage-patterned burlap sacks, which was often utilized by hunters to cover in plain sight. 

These girls would later be identified famously because the ‘Gilgo Seashore 4’. They have been Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, Maureen Brainard-Barnes and Amber Lynn Costello. Amber was the final to go lacking amongst them. They’d labored as escorts and all of them have been in touch with a burner cellphone earlier than going lacking. 

Along with this, there have been seven extra our bodies discovered alongside the bay space of Gilgo Seashore. Apart from one Asian man and a toddler, all of them have been girls. The police have been puzzled by the stunning quantity of our bodies found inside a yr and some months. Virtually all of the later recovered our bodies have been unidentified and dubbed “Asian Man” “Jane Does No.6” and “Child Doe”. 

Shannan Gilbert’s physique was present in the identical week because the Gilgo Seashore 4, about 300 meters from the primary discovery of our bodies in a marsh. She was additionally an escort and had been on the radar of a police search after she made a distressing name to 911 after leaving a shopper’s home however went lacking proper after. 

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The suspect

No arrest had been made in connection to those killings till final week when Manhattan-based architect, Rex Heuermann, age 59 was taken into police custody. Heuermann is married and has two kids. He lived lower than 3 kilometers away from the place the our bodies have been discovered for greater than 25 years along with his household. The police have been in a position to collect sufficient proof to convict Rex after discovering hair samples on the victims’ and matched that of Heuermann’s from a discarded pizza field within the rubbish. 

Rex’s spouse was knowledgeable about this and she or he was disgusted, shocked and embarrassed. Asa Ellerup, additionally 59, was fully unaware of her husband dwelling a double life and that these murders have been allegedly dedicated in their very own dwelling. The hair pattern discovered on the victims was that of Ellerup’s however she claims to be out of the tristate space in the course of the time of the killings. The police consider that Heuermann unintentionally carried the hair on his clothes. 

Heuermann has been served with counts of first and second-degree homicide of three girls and has now been accused of killing the fourth as effectively. He has pleaded not responsible however has been withheld with no bail. Asa Ellerup has now filed for divorce lower than every week after Heuermann’s arrest. They’d been married since 1996 and lived in Heuermann’s childhood dwelling in Lengthy Island with their daughter and Heuermann’s stepson. The household has not visited Rex Heuermann in jail since his arrest. The households of the victims are hoping that they get justice after a decade of dwelling in mourning of dropping their family members.

Hermann has been dubbed the Lengthy Island serial killer and Gilgo Seashore killer because the time of the murders.