New York State Serial Killer Who Murdered 11 Finally Caught
Police in New York are finally getting closer to closing some cold cases. A suspect has been arrested in the brutal killings of 10 women and a toddler. The investigation began almost 13 years ago in December 2010. A Suffolk County Police Canine Unit found human remains along Ocean Parkway, near Gilgo Beach. Police recovered the remains of 10 other people in Suffolk and Nassau counties, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.
Who Is The Long Island Serial Killer?
Police have arrested a 59-year-old architect named Rex Heuermann. He worked in New York City near the Empire State Building, but commuted from Massapequa Park on Long Island, according to the New York Times. Heuermann was arrested in Midtown on Thursday, July 13, 2023. It is possible that he committed some of the murders almost two decades ago. He is being charged with three counts of first-degree murder and is being held without bail. Heuermann's attorney claims he is innocent.
His neighbors told the NYT he wasn't very friendly and gave them the creeps. One of them, Mr. Ferchaw told the Times,
I wasn’t surprised at all — because of all the creepiness.
Who Were The Victims?
The toddler and three other victims have not been identified yet. Police say all of the victims were sex workers. The victims who have been identified are below:
Her remains were discovered along Ocean Parkway, near Gilgo Beach on December 11, 2010.
Maureen had been missing from New York City since June 2007. Her remains were found along Ocean Parkway, near Gilgo Beach, on December 13, 2010.
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Her remains were discovered off Ocean Parkway, near Gilgo Beach, on December 13, 2010. She was last seen at her home in North Babylon in early September 2010.
Megan was last seen in June 2010 at a Holiday Inn Express in Hauppauge. Her remains were discovered along Ocean Parkway, near Gilgo Beach, on December 13, 2010.
Jessica's remains were found in a wooded area in Manorville on July 26, 2003, as well as along Ocean Parkway on March 29, 2011.
She was last seen in Philadelphia in 2000. Valerie's remains were discovered in Manorville in 2000 and in Oak Beach in 2011.
She went missing in New York in July 2003.
John Doe's remains were discovered along Ocean Parkway on April 4, 2011.
The toddler's remains were found on April 4, 2011, on Ocean Parkway.