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Gilgo Beach Murders: Who is Suspected Serial Killer Rex Heuermann?

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Jul. 14 2023, Published 12:12 p.m. ET

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Authorities have announced an arrest in the notorious Gilgo Beach murders and Front Page Detectives is sharing details on Rex Heuermann, a Long Island architect.

As Front Page Detectives previously reported, Heuermann, 59, was arrested at his Massapequa Park home by a special task force focusing on the infamous murders.

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Heuermann is married with two kids and has lived in the Massapequa Park house since the 1980s, according to The New York Post.

The Long Island man has been on the radar of authorities for at least a year and was arrested after allegedly being linked to the crimes by DNA, according to officials.

Heuermann is the president of his own Fifth Avenue-based company, RH Architecture Design. He has owned the business since 1994, six years before the Long Island murders.

In an interview on YouTube with Bonjour Realty last year, Heuermann said, “I’m a troubleshooter born and raised on Long Island.”

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He also talked about being an avid furniture maker like his father, who he said was a cabinet maker.

The Post talked with Barry Auslander, a neighbor of Heuermann, who said the suspect looked like an “average guy who had a family and went to work.”

Auslander added, “He grew up here. I never thought he was anything but a businessman.”

New York City

In the interview, Heuermann was adamant that he didn’t work directly for the city, but he was a “facilitator.” He stressed about working with out-of-town companies that were “a little afraid of the city” and he laughed throughout the interview.

Heuermann said these out-of-town companies were “overwhelmed by the city.” He also mocked city workers for not being able to “understand their own codes, their own laws.”

Because of that, he said part of his job became to “educate the city” and “that’s something we’ve done ever since,” adding that his main skill was “patience.”

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According to the company website, Heuermann has also “provided services to other city agencies, not-for-profit agencies, builders, developers and individual owners of buildings.”

Heuermann has worked with a variety of clients, including “Catholic Charities, NYC-DEP Sewage Treatment and American Airlines and other major tenants at the JFK International Airport,” the company website states.

Heuermann is due in court today and a press conference is scheduled for later today to give more details, authorities said.


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