Rex Heuermann Back in Court: Expected to Be Formally Charged with 4th Victim of Gilgo Beach Murders

RIVERHEAD, Long Island – Rex Heuermann, the prime suspect in the infamous Gilgo Beach serial killer case, is set to appear in court today to face formal charges for the murder of a fourth victim. The 60-year-old Manhattan architect was arrested in July, marking a significant development in the unsolved case that had haunted the Long Island community for over a decade.

The arrest of Heuermann brought renewed attention to the case, in which the remains of 11 victims were found dumped along the shores of Gilgo Beach. His initial arrest was in connection with the murders of Megan Waterman, Amber Costello, and Melissa Barthelemy, all of whom disappeared after meeting a client for sex work.

Media outlets have reported that Heuermann is expected to face charges for a fourth murder, although the identity of this victim remains unknown. However, officials had previously identified Heuermann as the prime suspect in the murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes, one of the four women known as the “Gilgo Four.”

Following Heuermann’s court appearance, Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney will hold a press conference to address what is anticipated to be a significant development in the investigation into the Gilgo Beach killings. The briefing will take place after Heuermann’s court hearing at the Suffolk County Courthouse in Riverhead.

This case has captured the attention of the nation, with the disturbing details of the murders and the long-standing mystery surrounding the perpetrator. As the court proceedings unfold, the community and the victims’ families anxiously await justice to be served.