Accused Gilgo Beach Serial Killer Rex Heuermann Allegedly Had Just One Question For His Jailers

[New York Post] Accused Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann allegedly had only one question for his Long Island jailkeepers as he was being processed after his arrest last week.

“Is it in the news?”

Heuermann — a 59-year-old hulking architect charged with murdering three women and suspected in the death of a fourth — asked about his newfound notoriety after getting picked up outside his Midtown offices last week, CNN reported Monday.

The accused killer’s reported thirst to hear about himself surfaced as a state police official said an investigator assigned to the cold cases in February 2022 identified Heuermann as the suspect in just one month.

“This was the first time that Rex Heuermann’s name had come up and the first time that he had been identified as a potential suspect,” state police Major Stephen Udice said at a press briefing Monday.

“At that time, the task force worked as a team to move forward with that information, and the investigation ultimately confirmed that Rex Heuermann was in fact the individual responsible for at minimum the deaths of three women.”

A total of 11 bodies, mostly women, were found in the beach area starting in 2010.

The renewed search for their killer or killers began when former NYPD chief Rodney Harrison reopened the case after taking over as Suffolk County police commissioner in January 2022.

A joint county and state task force was then launched, with the one senior investigator from Troop L told to focus solely on the slayings.

The trail led to Heuermann and his distinctive green Chevrolet Avalanche, according to police.

The rare vehicle was identified by the pimp of one of the victims. The pimp had described the killer as a large “ogre,” according to police.

Police have combed through Heuermann’s Massapequa Park home since his arrest, pulling out up to 300 weapons, video equipment and other items as they scour for evidence.

Over the weekend, cops also executed a search warrant at an Amityville storage facility linked to the hulking murder suspect, with authorities searching for body parts or “trophies” of the crimes.

Heuermann, a married father of two who owns a Midtown architecture firm, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Friday and is being held without bail at the Suffolk County Jail.

Meanwhile, the state Parks Department told The Post on Monday that Heuermann once worked at Jones Beach in Nassau County, LI.

“Rex Heuermann was a seasonal employee at Jones Beach State Park in [the] summer of 1981 and from 3/05/82 through 10/24/84,” the department said in a statement. “We have no further comment.”

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