Rex Heuermann Wiki – Rex Heuermann Bio
Rex Heuermann, A MUGSHOT of suspected Long Island Serial Killer, Rex Heuermann, has been revealed.
The 59-year-old was taken into custody Friday morning, and police later confirmed his identity from him to The U.S. Sun.
Heuermann is an architect and the founder and principal of RH Consultants & Associates, LLC, which is registered to a home in Massapequa Park, located about 30 miles east of New York City.
Police arrived near Heuermann’s home on Thursday night, an eyewitness confirmed to The U.S. Sun.
The home is close to where the suspected killings took place, and officers remained close by “all night,” per the witness.
They also noted that a “large cooler” was removed from the architect’s house.
Rex Heuermann is 59 years old.
Gilgo Beach Murders Suspect Arrested
Heuermann was described on an online profile as having over 30 years of experience and worked with major clients, including American Airlines.
The arrest is a major breakthrough in the ongoing case that has gone unsolved over a decade, per Gilgo News.
The investigation has been described as “one of the most intense, prolific searches for a serial killer ever,” per News 12 Long Island, which was the first to report the arrest.
Last year, Nassau and Suffolk County police stepped up their investigation into the case, with the FBI and New York State Police joining forces to solve the murders.
Law enforcement personnel have been hunting for a suspect since 2010 after the body of Melissa Barthelemy, 24, was found near Gilgo Beach, about a half-hour drive from the home.
A Suffolk County Police Officer and sniffer dog discovered her skeletal remains of her in the brush just off Ocean Parkway on December 11 of that year.
Barthelemy was a sex worker who had disappeared from the Bronx in 2009.
Over the course of the following days, police located the remains of three other women.
Megan Waterman, 22, Amber Lynn Costello, 27, and Maureen Brainard-Barnes, 25, were all discovered within the same area of Gilgo Beach.
They were all wrapped in burlap.
As 2011 began, police suspected the “Long Island Serial Killer” body count to be at least 10 after they discovered the remains of four additional women, an unidentified man, and a toddler.
Another pair of remains belonged to New Jersey sex worker Shannan Gilbert, 24, who disappeared after leaving a client’s house near Gilgo Beach in 2010.
Gilbert managed to call 911 before her death from her, noting that she feared for her life from her.
The call was never released publicly, but The U.S. Sun obtained the recorded conversation with police dispatch, where Gilbert could be heard banging on doors and saying, “they’re gonna kill me.”
At 4.51am on May 1, as she left the house on foot, Gilbert repeatedly told dispatchers: “There’s somebody after me.”
She then asked: “Can you trace where I am?”
Police were unable to locate her, and she was never seen alive again.
Gilbert’s late mother of hers and the family attorney, John Ray, maintained that she was being targeted by the serial killer when she died.