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Police Search Amityville, NY, Self-Storage Units in Connection With Gilgo Beach Murders

July 18, 2023

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Police Search Amityville, NY, Self-Storage Units in Connection With Gilgo Beach Murders

Police are searching two self-storage units in Amityville, New York, that have been linked to the prime suspect in the Gilgo Beach murder of four women. The search warrant was executed at Omega Self Storage facilities after investigators scoured the home of Rex Heuermann, who was arrested on Thursday, according to sources.

Investigators searched a unit at 491 Broadway on Sunday, which is two miles from the suspect’s home in Massapequa Park on Long Island, New York. A second unit at 185 Sunrise Highway was seized the next day. Police haven’t released information on who rented either unit or what they removed from the spaces, a source reported.

“We have to do it very methodically, to see if there is anything that's connected to the victims that were discovered back in 2011,” said Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison.

Heuermann, 59, a married architect and father of two, has been charged with three counts of murder in the first degree and three in the second degree with the deaths of Melissa Barthelemy, Amber Costello and Megan Waterman, whose bodies were found more than a decade ago at Gilgo Beach, not far from Heuermann’s longtime home. He’s also a suspect in the 2007 murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes.

The arrest came more than a year after a police task force began looking into a connection between Heuermann and the murders. The three dead women were found in December 2011, all within .25 miles of each other. They’re among 11 victims discovered in the Gilgo Beach area between 2010 and 2011, a source reported.

Heuermann is being held without bond at Suffolk County Correctional Facility. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and is due back in court on Aug. 1.

Omega Self Storage is a privately held company that owns, develops and operates six facilities in Amityville, Lynbrook, Mineola, and Island Park, New York, as well as two in Lawrenceville and Manahawkin, New Jersey.

Sources:
Independent, Long Island Police Search for ‘Body Parts’ in Storage Unit Tied to Gilgo Beach Murders Suspect Rex Heuermann
New York Post, Cops Search for Body Parts in Storage Locker Tied to Accused Gilgo Beach Killer
News 12, 2 Storage Units Searched in Connection to Investigation, Suffolk DA Says

 

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